I’m not all that fond of spiders, especially when they’re in the house, but on Friday I stumbled upon something that almost made me change my mind. I was watering my plants when I noticed something very un-water-like moving from below a pot. It was sort of like very slow, twinkling water sprinkles. When I looked more closely I discovered that it wasn’t water, it was a colony of baby spiders! The tiny little guys were scrambling away from the water, spinning webs as fast as they could. If I can video tape this tomorrow I will.
Look at the tiny little guys scramble from the water! I only wish I had been there to see them hatch! Did they come out spinning webs, I wonder? Just to give you an idea of their size, that pot is about 5 inches tall. So that makes the spiders maybe a millimeter tall? No, I think they’re smaller.
When I checked on them after lunch they were busily spinning webs and practicing climbing. Like a little baby spider kindergarten.
Here they are at 4 pm, all snuggled down for an afternoon nap. Unfortunately for them I have a problem leaving adorable sleeping animals alone, so I blew on them and they went scrambling as fast as they could. Too cute! They’re back in their ball, last time I checked. Yay baby spiders!