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OOOOH my worst nightmare ( I am scared of spiders), but what beautiful pictures!!! Really nice!
I keep all my spiders too, hoping that one day I will overcome this ridiculous fear!!!
I can't remember when the spiderlings usually hatch out. In Spring I think. I know that in summer I would see a great number of the adults in the garden and in fall the egg cases would appear all over the place. I never provided any protection or interfered with them in any way, and they certainly survived my zone 4 winters in Maine with no problems. Once the spiderlings hatched they would eventually disperse after a couple of weeks then I wouldn't usually notice them again until the summer when the adults appeared.
I'll have to hunt through my photos and see if I can get some more info.
Thanks for the comments everyone and good luck with your egg cases Janet!
Thanks Sue. I am very excited about them. I will keep an eye on them I hope I can get photos of them once they hatch too!
WOW!!!!They are soooo adorable!!I just want to pick them up and hold them!
These occur in Britain? I've never seen one, though I'm in the far southeast.