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Most female spiders are very attentive mothers. Cellar spiders prefer to keep the eggs with them rather than leaving them for even a moment.
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LittleGreenGamer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! The eggs look like white grapes.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
As they develop, the spiderlings inside become more & more visible.
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LittleGreenGamer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds cute! :D 
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
What happens when the hatch, Jim? Do the spiderlings stay with the mother then or just drop off as she moves along?

David
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She will only move if there is some threat, remaining almost motionless during their development.
The slings with remain with her for a little bit, but it's not long before they head out on their own.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
I see. So the strategy is to move only if there is a threat, and so take the eggs with her, but otherwise she is the nest. 

David
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.
Similar to, but not as mobile as what a wolf spider does.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
:spider: :spiderglomp: Spider Araignee 
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
marvelous picture, great shot
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks...
 for the comments & the  :+fav:s too!!
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re so welcomeFrail Rose Frail 
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
I'm amazed by size of these eggs. They're quite big in comparison to mother-spider.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they are.


Thanks for the :+fav:s!
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
I wonder how female lays them.

It was a pleasure, as always.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! She would do so with considerable discomfort I would think.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
I think I'll talk with doctors in university on that topic. I wonder if eggs are produced all at once or few/one at the time. I mean inside spider, as cocoon has size similar to abdomen.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it's one at a time & then she clusters them together.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Thank you!
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Eozspike Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot :D 
The spiders in my house have been in turmoil lately, as my sister has been scrubbing the walls. Thankfully my sister won't kill them, but she will move them to other parts of the room. Now a few of them seem to be wandering in search of new nooks and crannies to live in. Every time I enter the living room the spiders are in different places. 
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s & the comments!
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Eozspike Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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