Dance bunnies are an endangered species of spider (Aracnae) that are found in North America, primarily in houses or structures that have access to loud, frequent noises. Historically, they have been found near large contruction sites, however, they now typically live near fraternity households, where loud music is prevalent. They typically are able to live for up to nine years, if undisturbed. It is estimated that under 500 dance bunnies still live.
Dance bunnies look vastly similar to daddy longlegs with the only visible difference being that instead of crawling on all eight legs, dance bunnies stand upright, using the two bottom legs for walking and the other six legs for dancing. The dance bunny's body typically ranges from half an inch to three-quarters of an inch. Each of its legs can grow up to up to an inch.
The dance bunny is currently the only known spider who is able to self sustain itself. Unlike all other spiders, the dance bunny does not feed off of other inscets, it drinks its own sweat. The microhairs on each of its legs pick up vibrations from loud music or noises and causes it to dance uncontrollably. The uncontrollable dancing results in the production of sweat, which the dance bunny is able to consume. The sweat produced by the dance bunny contains traces of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids.
The dance bunny's web is unique in that it is not used for capturing prey, it is used as an extention of microhairs to capture sound waves. The web acts as a dance floor, allowing the dance bunny to absorb incoming sound waves, resulting in its uncontrollable dancing.