Average Lifespan: 8 to 9 years

Movement Speed: 3 MPH (only 5 km)

Height: Around 1.5 to 2 inches

Weight: About 5 grams



These types of spiders are somewhat larger than average house spiders and are often seen in the wild. Their legs are at least a tiny bit longer than the legs of other spiders (if not all) and are depicted with bright red/orange bodies. They were developed by scientists when ordinary spiders had their DNA mixed with that of a fire ant, thus resulting in these possible ant-spider hybrids. A spider can also become "firefruit" if it eats a single forest fire berry, which strangely attracts them and is also a favorite to many turkey quails---those are two main reasons why they're considered "firefruit".


Besides forest fire berries, a firefruit spider also enjoys fruit flies as well as many varieties of fruit, further confirming their names. Due to their DNA splicing with other fire ants, these spiders can also co-exist with them, though they can sometimes be territorial and won't hesitate to devour them at any given chance. They're also one of the fewest spiders that can hiss to warn other predators to keep their distances. Their bites are twice as powerful as a fire ant's, but otherwise they're harmless as long as the person isn't extremely allergic to said bugs/arachnids. However, their bites can be just as irritating as it may cause inflammation. Furthermore, if one looks closely, they actually do have a face, but not a human-like one as they don't have very large fangs.


Silk from firefruit spiders is proven to be three times stronger than the silk of regular spiders and is capable of resisting fire for a few seconds longer. Because of this, scientists have further researched that with proper engineering, firefruit spider silk can be crafted into various types of gauze used to suppress bleeding, which is a perfect substitute for bandages. In fact, because of their fruit-related diets, their silk has a lot of protein and fructose to also ease pain; people have made their silk into gauzes as well as fabric used to make cloth for scarves, gloves, small towels, and blankets. Though it's dangerous to have fire nearby due to being crafted into polyester, scientists are also further engineering them in order to make the silk less flammable as some people use it to start fires, if not craft them into explosives. The silk is often moist, if sticky and somewhat covered in sap, which is surprisingly helpful because silk fluids can also heal cuts and improve the chances of recovering from bone fractures more effectively---the silk can be crafted with a variety of splint to create makeshift casts for limbs.