Pisaura Mirabilis

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Nursery web Spider
 
 
 
Characteristic hunt stance
 
 
 
 
 
Pisaura Mirabilis
 
 

Guarding Egg-cluster

 
 
 
HOMEE
 

Nursery web Spider
This slender spider, with four sets of forward facing eyes, actively hunts on the ground, as well as in low vegetation. The male spider, presents the female with an insect wrapped in silk, to entice the female in to courtship. The larger the gift, the longer the copulation will last, guaranteeing a higher percentage of eggs being fertilized. The female carries the fertilized eggs around in a large sac, until it is time for the spiderlings to hatch. The egg-sac is attached to a leaf, after witch she proceeds to spin a protective silk nursery around it, before slightly opening the sac. The female stands guard until all offspring has safely emerged.

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