Last month, I watched a spider feed heartily and then build a silken sac for her young. Two weeks ago, the young spiderlings emerged from the sac. And just sat there for several days. Then the mother spider disappeared. And a few days after that, all the little ones. In the outdoors, some young spiders disperse by ballooning, releasing threads of silk that catch the breeze. In our House of Spiders, they may to a little of this as well as motivate with their eight legs.

2 Responses to “Spiderlings”

  1. 1 Out Walking the Dog September 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Very cool photo of the teeny tiny spiderlings.

  2. 2 alphonsegaston September 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    We too have a House of Spiders. Right now wolf spiders are coming in from the cold. One is caught in a litter box and won’t let me rescue him. Most of my rescues are from the bath tub as they cannot climb up the sides.

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