29 November 2010
SPIDERS MAKE GOOD MOTHERS… WHO KNEW?
Here is a fairly unique image of a female wolf spider with her young. After mating the female wolf spider creates an egg sack made of silken threads into which she deposits her eggs. For the next three weeks she carries this sack everywhere she goes waiting for the eggs to mature and hatch. Once they hatch the young (up to a few hundred) crawl out of the sack and onto their mothers back. Where they will stay well protected for the next few days as they grow familiar with their new world.