437 Babies on Board: Wolf spider

I'm on vacation in West Virginia right now, but through the magic of computing I set this photo to appear today:

wolf spider: babies on boardWolf spider mommies really tote the kids around.

I've seen plenty of wolf spiders dragging a round white egg case around, but I'd never considered what happened next. Apparantly, momma totes them around until they're big enough to hunt on their own. Very cool.


Responses: 2 so far Feed icon

  1. Shawn Anthony says:

    That is amazing. Nature has an incredible way about itself. I have to admit, however, spiders are not my favorite feature ...

  2. Tim McCormack says:

    I enjoy playing with spiders. I've only been bitten a few times (that I know of) -- it was more itchy than painful.

Commenting is not yet reimplemented after the Wordpress migration, sorry! For now, you can email me and I can manually add comments.