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    Jumping spiders use hydraulic pressure to work their legs like pistons, catapulting up to thirty times their own body length.

    I don't understand the second half of this sentence.
    Is their jump 30 times their own length or?

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    Re: catapult

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    Jumping spiders use hydraulic pressure to work their legs like pistons, catapulting up to thirty times their own body length.

    I don't understand the second half of this sentence.
    Is their jump 30 times their own length or?
    The jumping spider can therefore jump 20 to 60 or even 80 times the length of their body.
    Jumping spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Their body length varies between 7 and 11 mm.
    Jumping spiders Salticidae

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