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In nature, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. While not my favorite, this mom stuck around for hours after her brood hatched, watching over them. And it was quite a brood!

6 responses

  1. Wow. I have never seen spider babies before.

    August 19, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    • It was pretty amazing to see these baby spiders hatch and start their life journey. Some stuck around for the better part of two days while the majority of the gang lit right out for places unknown. Mom watched over them for much longer than I would have thought. Kinda cool to see! Glad I got to share it with you on my blog!

      August 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

  2. Wow, what a lovely spider!! I like them…I know a lot of folks hate spiders, but they’re wonderful predators of bugs and, believe it or not, in some species, seem to indicate a level of intelligence.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    • I don’t mind most spiders. This one was a wee bit too big for my liking, though probably harmless. I wouldn’t doubt they’re smart. Seems like it to me.

      August 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

  3. I never realised that Momma spider were protective. So Charlotte’s Web could be a true story…

    August 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    • It seems so! I didn’t even think about that!

      August 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

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