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Female Nursery Web Spider and nest of hatch-lings - Pisaurina mira - female

Female Nursery Web Spider and nest of hatch-lings - Pisaurina mira - Female
City of Greater Sudbury, Fairbank Lake , Ontario, Canada
July 18, 2011
Size: approx 2cm
I was happy to see this new "crop" of spiders!!!I hope they like mosquitoes. Is there an official name for infant spiders?

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Nursery Web Spider
Pisaurina mira. Sometimes the babies feed on the mother's kills. Sometimes they feed on each other. When that begins to happen they usually disperse! We don't think the mother ever feeds on her offspring, so they have nothing to fear from her. We call the babies "spiderlings"! Some refer to them in shorthand as slings!

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