Spider fighting (pahibag sang damang in Hiligaynon) is a popular blood sport among rural Filipino children. Hiligaynon (or " Ilonggo " is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Bloodsport or blood sport is any Sport or Entertainment that involves violence against animals Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time Filipinos or the Filipino people are the citizens of the Philippines. The game begins by placing two spiders at opposite ends of a stick from a walis ting-ting (a broom made from the midribs of coconut leaves). Spiders are Predatory Invertebrate Animals that have two body segments, eight legs no chewing mouth parts and no wings The Coconut Palm ( Cocos nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family The spiders are then led to one another until they wrestle. The first one to drop off the stick loses.  Top fighters can fetch up to 100 pesos (US$2), making the sport a lucrative market for children.
The spiders are usually caught in trees and bushes, although some favor those found spinning webs along power lines. Electric power transmission, a process in the delivery of Electricity to consumers is the bulk transfer of electrical power These are believed to be more aggressive and much tougher fighters since spiders that live in areas exposed to predators fight better than those that live in secluded isolation. Spiders with slender bodies and long legs are also favored as better fighters. Slim, black spiders from guava or tamarind trees are also prized as fighters. Guava is a Genus of about 100 Species of Tropical Shrubs and small Trees in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. This article refers to the tree For other uses see Tamarindo (disambiguation.  After capture or fighting, the spiders are stabled in used matchboxes. These matchboxes usually have separate cells to house different spiders. Spiders can be fed with insects although some trainers, especially adults, have their own secret feed formula. Prior to a match, the spider might be intentionally starved to increase its ferocity.
The practice is now generally discouraged since it affects the educational performance of school children.  They spend so much time hunting and training spiders that lessons and homework are missed. They might also be attracted to gamble as well. Adults also play the sport but in a way similar to cockfighting. A cockfight is a Blood sport between two Roosters held in a ring called a cockpit Derbies are also held and bets could go as high as 30,000 pesos (about US$638). The peso ( Filipino: piso) ( sign: ₱; code: PHP) is the currency of the Philippines. The cheaper maintenance cost of raising spiders compared to raising fighting cocks caused some players to switch to spider fighting. 
Ordinances against the sport are now in effect in some cities.  The sport might also be indirectly responsible for crop damage since spiders are useful in controlling insect pest populations. The spider derby is treated as a threat to public morals in Negros Occidental province. Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Bets as high as P50,000 (US$900) were being placed in Aidsisa, Silay City. Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. The Bacolod City police provincial director issued an order warning residents of participating in a form of illegal gambling. For the municipality in Lanao del Norte see Bacolod Lanao del Norte. Gaming law can be described as the set of rules and regulations that apply to the gaming or Gambling industry In Cudangdang village in EB Magalona town, spiders were sold from P20 to P100 per box, and most buyers come from Bacolod City and Silay City. Enrique B Magalona is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. In the spider derby, the combatant that falls three times from a wooden stick loses; one that wraps its opponent in silk is declared the champion. Spider silk, also known as Gossamer, is a Protein Fiber spun by Spiders Spiders use their silk to make webs or other structures which function 
One species used for spider derbies in Singapore is Thiania bhamoensis, a jumping spider, also called the "Fighting spider". Singapore Thiania bhamoensis is a species of Jumping spider. Description The species is iridescent green-blue The jumping spider family ( Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and over 5000 Species, making it the largest family of Spiders with about  The local spiders used in the Philippines, however, have a coloration ranging from ash-gray, light brown, reddish-brown to black, dissimilar from Thiania bhamoensis's green-blue hue. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The Filipino fighting spiders resemble European garden spiders. The European garden spider ( Araneus diadematus) or diadem spider, also called the cross spider in Eastern Europe, is a very common and well-known
An annual spider fighting contest called Kumo Gassen is held in Kajiki, Kagoshima, Japan. is a town located in Aira District, Kagoshima, Japan. It is located north of the city of Kagoshima. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.  The spiders used in this contest appear to belong to the genus Argiope. The Genus Argiope includes rather large and spectacular Spiders that have often a strikingly coloured Abdomen.
Top frame: Both spiders size each other up; Bottom frame: The spiders grapple; at this point, one of the spiders may have already delivered a paralyzing bite to his opponent's body
The victor begins to wrap its victim in silk. Cricket fighting is a Bloodsport involving the Fighting of Crickets. Insect fighting is a Blood sport involving Insects It is practised in areas in China and Thailand. Bamboo is a group of Woody perennial Evergreen Plants in the True grass family Poaceae, subfamily A skewer is a thin Metal or Wood stick used to hold small pieces of Food together '''Spiders''' occasionally bite humans Although 98-99% of spider bites are harmless more rarely the symptoms of their bites can include necrotic wounds systemic Spider silk, also known as Gossamer, is a Protein Fiber spun by Spiders Spiders use their silk to make webs or other structures which function Spinnerets are visible
Top frame: The victor may be delivering another bite to its wrapped opponent; Bottom frame: The victor climbs up his dragline, dragging the wrapped victim behind using one of his hind legs