Tuesday, 16 July 2013

An Explosion Of Baby Spiders

Remember when I do consider parthenogenesis? For myself, that is? And do proceed to name all my progeny?

..... it is not parthenogenesis
but the more traditional... er... genesis... when I look up into the kitchen window-corner and do realise that a Daddy-Long-Legs spider ... or rather.... Mummy-Long-Legs spider.... have popped like a dandelion clock and is surrounded by a cloud of flimsy spiderlings.

However I read that these spiderlings are as full of sibling love as some of our own human families. They must disperse as soon as possible or they will eat each other.

Quelle arachno-horreure!

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