Thursday, July 15, 2010

Western Lynx has breakfast, and babies

I have been keeping an eye on the little western lynx spider guarding her egg sac.
I was able to get her to take a fly, served upon the end of a dried blade of grass.

Then I realized that the baby spiders were hatching right before my eyes. Can you see them emerging from the bottom of the white silk egg sac? One is just barely dangling by a thread.

Here were a few more of them dangling farther down. They were waving in the breeze quite a bit, so it was hard to focus.

In an effort to take a clearer picture, I brought my finger up under the danglers.
Look at that scary little face looking up at me!

I released them right after I took the pictures. Off to seek their fortunes.

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