Spitting spider sharing prey with spiderlings!

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Mommy spitting spider sharing her moth prey with her precious bunch of spiderlings. I have never seen anything like this. I thought spiderlings normally subsist on yolk until after the first molt?

Mommy and spiderlings sharing moth prey for supper.




A crop of the above:


There were two parasitoid wasps(?) on the eggs.


 

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Wow.. wild find! Makes me glad I am not spider prey! lol! Wonderful shots, Kurt!
 

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Nice capture Kurt. Nature is so interesting. Guess that's why I love macro.

Jerry
 

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I usually avoid the spider posts-cuz I'm totally, irrationally petrified of the darned things-but I had to check this out.
Very interesting!!! Great job!
 
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Wow.. wild find! Makes me glad I am not spider prey! lol! Wonderful shots, Kurt!

Nice capture Kurt. Nature is so interesting. Guess that's why I love macro.

Jerry

I usually avoid the spider posts-cuz I'm totally, irrationally petrified of the darned things-but I had to check this out.
Very interesting!!! Great job!

Thanks for the comments, Charlie, Jerry, MLeek.
 

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