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Lynx Spider | by Rundstedt B. Rovillos
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Lynx Spider

The female lynx spider constructs one to four 2-centimeter (0.8 in) egg sacs in September and October, each containing 25 to 600 bright orange eggs, which she guards, usually hanging upside down from a sac and attacking everything that comes near. The eggs hatch after about two weeks, and after another two weeks fully functional spiderlings emerge from the sac. They pass through eight instars to reach maturity.

 

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Taken on September 14, 2010