Happy Spider Report: Vera was preggers!


It’s all good news. All the spiders are thriving right now, chowing down on flies. Vera produced a very pretty egg sac — I’m thinking the 14/10 light/dark cycle may have something to do with it — and has shrunk to about half her previous size. I’m planning to open up the sac on Sunday as part of my devotional, just to check on the health of her embryos. Although I’m low on adults, the next generation is coming along, and with any luck I’ll have a swarm of spiderlings this time next week.

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  1. John Morales says

    The Brood.

    I’m thinking the 14/10 light/dark cycle may have something to do with it

    That was your tentative hypothesis, no?

    (One never knows when spider husbandry skills will come in handy!)

  2. rinn says

    Is the father from the new generation you raised in captivity? Or do you have immaculate conception on your hands?

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