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~ Low-Rider ~
Jumping spiders are easily distinguished from other spiders by their four big eyes on the face and four smaller eyes on top of the head. Jumping spiders are charming li'l buggers that look up and watch you. Although a jumping spider can jump more than fifty times its body length, none of its legs has enlarged muscles. The power for jumping comes from a quick contraction of muscles in the front part of the body increasing the blood pressure, which causes the legs to extend rapidly much as the hydraulics in a low-rider car.