When we came home from a week-long vacation in early July 2008, Kenny looked at the Black Widow's container and exclaimed, "You won't believe what Arachne has done!" It didn't take too much imagination to think what a female spider might do! I received her in late April and she has not been with another spider since, so she had mated before Diana caught her. I guess the large number of flies that Kenny caught for her before we left gave her the burst of nutrition she needed to lay her eggs. I'm not yet sure what I'm going to do with her "little bundles of joy" when they make their entrance into the world! :-0 She is highly protective of the egg case.