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280 days of Urbpandemonium #196

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Are we seeing a very productive mother, or the fourth generation of bug-eating cobweb-eaters to take up residence here? They are most likely hers--each female American house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum* can produce several egg sacs, each of which may contain up to 400 eggs. Perhaps it's no wonder that this is one of the most widely distributed spiders in the world. In the great indoors, there isn't much more than other spiders, house centipedes, and the occasional cat that may prey on them. These globose predators make tangled cobwebs and eat a variety of household insects and other creatures, including cockroaches, flies, scorpions, and even animals larger than themselves.

*Nearby fatass in the warm house

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froganon
Oct. 29th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)

House spiders and cockroaches both very successful evolutionary experiments!
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