Genus Dolomedes

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my tenebrosus eggsac hatched today.will try and get some pics up of the little guys
 

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heres a couple shots of the mother and her slings.seems like some of the sac may have went bad.i noticed some dried up eggs that had fallen onto the substrate.easily over a 100 slings hatched tho.
eggsac was layed 6_18_07 and hatched on 7_3_2007





btw if anyone is interested in some of these slings pls private message me.i will be releasing whatever isn't being kept or given to friends.
 

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Nice photos! I would love to have some but you know my mom not liking those kind of things.

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Wow! it only took 2 weeks to hatch?

Loving all these great pics! :clap:
 

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More albineus pics of the female. I am thinking one more molt to adulthood.







 

Tunedbeat

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You might be right, though i think her abdomen patterns look Dolomedes..
 

padkison

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Male D. albineus. I thought this guy was mature prior to molt since I saw boxing gloves. However, post molt he is a lot leggier and the coloring is that of the mature albineus female I saw last year. Do true spiders show boxing gloves prior to ultimate molt?

 

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not sure man.thats one nice looking male tho.u gonna be pairing it up with your girls?
 

David_F

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Nice pics, man. D. albineus is a really great looking spider.

Do true spiders show boxing gloves prior to ultimate molt?
Yes. I've noticed in the male widows I've kept and some small wolf spider species we have running around at work that the palpal emboli start showing a molt or two before maturity. Until maturity they're a light color; after maturity they're dark, almost black. Never seen a mature male Dolomedes though so.....
 

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ive had some central american wandering spiders in the past,and the males had their boxing gloves already before reaching maturity. but then again it's not will all true spiders i gather.hmm don't know.
 

padkison

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Dolomedes albineus mating

Slowly... Slowly...





Uh.... you sure you want to hang out by those fangs?




Alright.. I am off to bed.. good luck





Well.... I hope it was worth it .... Didn't I tell you about those fangs?


Spiteful female... didn't even bother eating him
 

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Dolomedes albineus spiderlings

Egg Sac from the D. albineus hatched

 
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