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Dark lynx - Peucetia viridans - female

Dark lynx - Peucetia viridans - Female
Indrio Savannahs, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
November 26, 2005
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Moved from Eastern Variations.

Beautiful color.
Are you still finding the females at the nests? Mine seem to have all gone, I only see babies now.

Some females are even thriving and getting ready for egg sac number two.
Many have perished as a result of guarding the sac, though. Often the plant which the nest is on dies, and as a result there is less insect traffic, so the spider has no food supply.
Egg sac two seems to be the limit. My personal specimens appear to be on a self destruct course. They refuse prey and only care about guarding the sac.

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