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Garden Spider/Egg Sac help

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by Casey Brown, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Casey Brown

    Casey Brown Arachnopeon

    I barely know anything about spiders but have recently gained a lot of appreciation for a garden spider that's been hanging out on the back of my neighbor's RV for the past serval months. (We are traveling for work & staying at a RV park at the moment.) I've watched her grow big, lay her egg sac, & spend several freezing cold nights there beside it (hence my admiration... what a great mom!) Unfortunately, today she is missing from her web so I believe she have finally passed on. :(

    Which brings me to my question... her egg sac is not in a safe place... it is located on one of the RV's slides & will be crushed the next time they pull the slide in... so I would really like some info on how & where to move the egg sac so it can be in a safe place. I just really hate to think she did all that hard work & died protecting her egg just for it to be crushed... so any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much :)

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  2. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Relocate a theradid egg sac. Possibly a steatoda. Somebody here must have experience with this. Wants a dry undisturbed location but preferably where the spiderlings can balloon when hatched. Anyone? Anyone? @NYAN ?
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  3. Jadestone

    Jadestone Arachnopeon

    You should be able to put it in any sheltered area. If you are worried something will get to it, you can always put it in a plastic container on a stick. When the slings hatch, put it outside and leave the lid off. This has worked for me several times.
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  4. Casey Brown

    Casey Brown Arachnopeon

    Thank you! One last question if you don't mind - will it hatch before spring if it is inside with us where it is warm? That is my only worry

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