Female Pholcus sp. spider carrying her eggs

Female Pholcus sp. spider carrying her eggs

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Female Pholcus sp. spider on the underside of a rock, carrying her eggs in her chelicerae. The eggs are bound together by a few strands of silk, forming a primitive type of egg sac. The female will carry the eggs for many days, protecting them until the young spiderlings hatch.

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Keywords: animal, arachnida, egg sac, invertebrates, nature, of spider, pholcus sp., wildlife, zoology

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