Monday, 29 July 2013

Labyrinth Spider

We found a Labyrinth spider at Edenbrook Country Park. They are a fascinating they build their amazing webs in long grass. They get their name from the shape of their webs. At one end there is a funnel shape and then further down the funnel is a labyrinth of tunnels.

Hidden in the centre of the labyrinth is the egg sac containing all the developing young.

The females remain with the young until they are ready to leave the web. Sometimes they die before the spiderlings go, and in this case the young will eat their mother.

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