Zorocrates sp.

Dead Blue Deer

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Thought I'd share some photos of this lovely spider. I found her at about 6000' elevation in the Catalina Mountains (Pima Co., AZ) under a rock back in December. I recently rehoused her into a larger enclosure and a few days later, she laid an eggsac. Over the last few days she's added more and more debris to the outside, I'm guessing in an attempt to camouflage it. Just thought some of y'all would find this interesting!

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Looking very gravid!

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Eggsac spotted yesterday morning

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The eggsac that afternoon

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This morning, looking very protective!

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This afternoon, with all sorts of debris added.
 

hestoncv

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That's awesome. What do you plan to do with the spiderlings
 

Dead Blue Deer

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That's awesome. What do you plan to do with the spiderlings
I'm not sure yet! I'm guessing keep a few and attempt to raise them, and release the rest where I caught her. I'm curious when they'll hatch. The sac is so well protected now it seems like it could be a bit of a wait, but I have no idea what to expect.
 
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