female with unfinished egg sac (body length 3/4")
wolf spider with unfinished egg sac. She worked two hours to get the cluster
of eggs inside the sac she prepared earlier, but something unexpected happened.
She ended up consuming the entire package
We found her girth did not change over this entire process - very peculiar.
(We've got it all on video... sick, huh?)
FYI: She was kept in a 2x2x3/4" Discovery Scope receptacle.
These mommy wolf spider images were sent in by Dawn Mills from Central Florida. She used to live here in the Central Valley.
Dawn has a terrifying story about finding a mommy wolf spider when she was a teenager. She was fascinated by it and was observing it in pretty close quarters. Just then a woman saw what she was looking at and went after the spider with a broom. Upon disturbing the mommy spider - all the spiderlings landed on Dawn! That really was an awful feeling!