All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This Wolf spider with her egg case caused quite a bit of excitement one day during the 2008 Science Camp. I caught her in a collection jar so I could photograph her. Later in the day she moved the egg case to her abdomen and attached it with a strand o...
This Wolf spider with her egg case caused quite a bit of excitement one day during the 2008 Science Camp. I caught her in a collection jar so I could photograph her. Later in the day she moved the egg case to her abdomen and attached it with a strand of silk. I released her after the kids left. In a few days the spiderlings will hatch and crawl up onto her back to be protected. So see, even creepy, crawly things can be good mothers! :)
Wolf spiders are hunting spiders, they have highly developed eyes, notice her 2 large eyes and the 4 smaller ones below. She has 2 more on top of her head that can't be seen in this photo.

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