emember the post a few weeks ago about the big, shy jumping spider? I found what could be her offspring hunting in the garden.According to this site, the female bold jumping spider (Phidippus audax) lays an average of 200 eggs at one time. I counted at least ten spiderlings on our bell pepper plants and about ten more nearby, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are over 100 little spiders climbing and jumping around on the vegetables.
Now, I should warn you that these spiderlings are nowhere as cute as the adults – proceed viewing at your own risk.
I hope this post won’t turn you into a ruthless spider-squisher – not all spiders are as scary as Phidippus audax babies.