What do house spiders look like?
- Size: 3/8 in.
- Color: Tan or light brown with darker markings on the abdomen
- Body Structure: Cephalothorax and globe-shaped abdomen, eight legs with dark markings and eight eyes.
Characteristics of house spiders
In a lifetime, which averages about one year, the female will lay around 4,000 eggs. The gestation period for eggs is one week. Offspring go through a series of “instars,” or transformations where the spiderlings molt and develop before reaching maturity; male offspring go through six instars, while females undergo seven. After hatching, house spiders use “ballooning,” a process by which spiders release silk from their spinnerets into the air thereby allowing the wind to carry them to another locale, to leave the nest.
When are house spiders most active?
How are house spider webs formed?
House spiders weave large, intricate webs made out of silk that serve as nesting and feeding sites.
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