uh?

genious_gr

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A few days before I posted a thread to id a spider that I had caught, it proved to be a Steatoda Paykulliana. So, I have "her" in big jar with a few sticks where she has built her web. So, she's been doing good.
Anyway, I threw in there one of those bugs that curl up to a ball when u scare them (pill bugs?) that made it to the bottom of the jar where there's some soil. I didn't care much to remove it as I though it might even clean the remainings of the spider's meals.
So, I took a peak today to find a pinkish pile of EGGS on the soil!!!
The question is: Are those the spider's or the bug's?
Now, the spider is over the eggs as if she's eating them.....

:confused:
 

vulpina

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I would have to say the eggs are from the pill bug. The Steatoda should construct an egg sac like the true spiders do. I've never heard of a spider laying it's eggs on the substrate.

Andy
 

Valael

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Sorry to hijack, but nice pic. I love those high detail macro pics.
 

genious_gr

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Not really, mines are a lot more pink. But I guess the bugs must be different----->different eggs
 

RugbyDave

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def not the spiders...


but i bet they taste good nonetheless?
peace,
dave
 

genious_gr

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So, I checked back , and here's what I saw.
Right above the place where the eggs where, I can see sth like a cloud of silk. It's not an eggsack,(its tooo small) but I can see 3-4 eggs in there!!!




BTW, I can see some mold in there, should I change the soil???
 

Longbord1

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definetly pill bug eggs foud some in my back yard other day
 
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