What do brown recluse spiders look like?
- Size: 1/4 inch, not counting legs; approximately 1 inch including legs
- Color: Generally brown in color with a dark violin shape on the front part of its body
- Body Structure: Round shape bodies, six eyes arranged in three groups of two in a semicircle, and long, thin legs.
Characteristics of brown recluse spiders
Female brown recluse spiders deposit 40-50 eggs into off-white silken egg sacs. The eggs hatch in 25-39 days and the spiderlings undergo at least one molt within the sac before emerging. The development period (egg to adult) averages 336 days.
When are brown recluse spiders most active?
How are brown recluse spider webs formed?
Brown recluse spiders build their irregular, flat webs from protein-based silks that are released from their spinnerets. It's important to note that these arachnids do not actually use their nests to capture prey. Instead they use their nests to form egg sacs.
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