Advertisement Hello! I'm new to this forum and please forgive me if this is a stupid question! I have a couple of Steatoda bipunctata spiders that have lived with me for almost a year now. I've fed them flightless fruit flies during the winter, but I don't like having to do that because the fly cultures always end up with nasty grain mites. I got an idea and what to know what you think of it. Sure, these spiders can go months without food, but I wonder if I can feed them tiny rectangles of boiled eggs (or poached scrambled eggs)? There are plenty of proteins and nutrients in eggs. Maybe I could put the tiny egg piece on the web and then poke it carefully with a needle so the spider will think it's a live insect and come down to "catch" it. I have done that with mosquitos I've killed, and managed to lure the spoods to catch them. Works every time. Without poking them the spiders seem to think it's just debris.