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Jumping spider layed eggs. Can I save her?

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Sage Exotics, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Sage Exotics

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    I got a zebra jumping spider, just 3 days ago. Last night she dug a little hole and started webbing it up, today I see some egg sacs in there. I know they close themselves inside and guard the eggs until they die. I don’t want her to die. What actually kills her, does she starve to death? Is it just laying the eggs? I’m thinking if it’s not simply laying the eggs maybe I could take her eggs and she’d be ok?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I had a Regal Jumping spider for a while and just after I got her she laid an egg sac. I found she wouldn't eat until the eggs hatched then she'd eat. Once the little ones began to emerge I removed them and housed them separately. A few weeks later she laid another sac and it all began again, then again a 3rd time. All in all she produced 170+ babies that emerged, sadly not many survived but that is why they have so many. She died just after the 3rd egg sac slings emerged.
    I blamed it on the strain of having so many so quickly.
    Maybe if you remove the sac and any others she lays she may survive longer but who knows.