We got legs!

I am excited to report that the latest generation of spiders in the colony is developing nicely. Here’s a closeup of a Steatoda triangulosa egg sac, and you can see the adorable little spiderling embryos inside. There are legs! Eight of them! Everything is looking good.

A lot of you don’t like spider photos (cute baby spiders don’t count, right?), but you can see those on Patreon. She’s out of focus in this one, but as soon as I put the optics on that egg sac, she scurried over and maternally embraced it — she’s the loving darkness lurking in the deep blur behind the eggs you see here.


  1. cgm3 says

    I hope you mean “eight legs apiece“. Precision, my good sir, is a hallmark of good scientific practice.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    …as sung by two bearded guys.
    PZ, you need one of them wide-brimmed hats. And a key chain with a stylish symbol .PZZ!

  3. birgerjohansson says

    “Eight legs good, two legs bad”.
    What? It is from a literary classic (with a bit of ‘improvement ‘ from me).