Dolomedes giving life!

Crysta

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I forgot to post these awhile back

Awesome thing about this batch, when I released them back in my shed, the next morning I went to check on them, the mother build a 'web highway' extending the wood pile to the outside, it was very cool, although not quite caught on tape. You could see the young crawling up the whole maze of thick webbing to float away. My second female didn't do this, just webbed up the container fiercely and abandoned the area.

June 15th
Dolomedes preparing for sack


Much Closer - 4 hours later - laid already


Couple days later - perfect bundle of joy


1 week before due date


July 14th arrives and....little bundles of joy appear.




Young climbing highway


Enjoy!

PS.
Dolomedes tenebrosus mating for those of you who havn't watched it yet :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtWvbi2kTI

Crysta
 
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zonbonzovi

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Great series, Chrysta...what is the leg span on the D. tenebrosus?
 

Crysta

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3 inchish
thanks zhonbonzovi ;)



edit
ops wrong spider lol that was my smaller female which also laid a sac...

heres the one in the series
 
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