I have a Giant House Spider - Is this an egg sac?

tendietown

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Woke up and found this silk ball in its habitat. It looks like an egg sac, but I'm not sure. Can anyone weigh in?

Spider1.jpg Spider 2.jpg
 

DreadMan

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Yep thats a egg sac. Probably unfertilized unless you had paired that one with a male in the past month. Nice environment too!
 

tendietown

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Yep thats a egg sac. Probably unfertilized unless you had paired that one with a male in the past month. Nice environment too!
Thanks for the info! Do you know if spiders will lay their eggs if they feel in danger? I had no idea it was even pregnant.
 

DreadMan

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Thanks for the info! Do you know if spiders will lay their eggs if they feel in danger? I had no idea it was even pregnant.
Probably not. They lay their eggs if they feel safe, especially if the eggs are unfertilized.
 

Charliemum

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Probably not. They lay their eggs if they feel safe, especially if the eggs are unfertilized.
This might be a strange question but can Tegeneria lay unfertilized eggs? I only ask because I have a female I have had since she was 3mm dls she is 1 n a half inch dls now and I can't find any information on them apart from size n speed lol . She also made a dirt curtain which I didn't know this species did. So any information would help please 😊
 

DreadMan

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This might be a strange question but can Tegeneria lay unfertilized eggs? I only ask because I have a female I have had since she was 3mm dls she is 1 n a half inch dls now and I can't find any information on them apart from size n speed lol . She also made a dirt curtain which I didn't know this species did. So any information would help please 😊
All spiders can lay unfertilized eggs. There is always a possibility that a wild caught spider might have mated before hand, but that has never happened for me. Dont expect spiderlings unless you yourself has paired it up with a male.
 

Charliemum

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All spiders can lay unfertilized eggs. There is always a possibility that a wild caught spider might have mated before hand, but that has never happened for me. Dont expect spiderlings unless you yourself has paired it up with a male.
I didn't think she would lay a sack without being mated so cool to know thanks hinny 😊
 
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