Latrodectus: Egg survival outside sac

Spiderbroski

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Hey guys,

I've recently acquired a female Latrodectus hasselti - which came with an egg sac.
I decided to open it up (don't really plan on taking care of spiderlings as of right now), but a few eggs may have fallen down.

So I was wondering, whether there's actually any chance of them hatching in my room.

My room temperature is around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22°C), the humidity level is around 30-40%.

I've attached a few pictures of the egg sac, respectively its eggs.

Could you please help me out on this one? A spiderling infestation would be the last thing, I want to experience right now.

Thanks!
 

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Ungoliant

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I decided to open it up (don't really plan on taking care of spiderlings as of right now), but a few eggs may have fallen down.

So I was wondering, whether there's actually any chance of them hatching in my room.
Loose spider eggs in your room will not survive, as they will quickly dry out without the egg sac to protect them.
 
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