- Posted July 26, 2012 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4384 times
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The mother spider that was featured the other day [photoblog.com] is dead. But she has done her job and around her body are a dozen or more babies.
It's not usual for the mother spider to die at this point; in some species the young will even feast on their carers carcass. I do not know whether this will happen here or not, to be honest, I'm not 100% sure that it is actually the Spitting Spider as I said. If these do turn out to be cannibalistic critters, I'll post any evidence on here.
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