Devoted Mother

Arachnophobes, look away now!
A cellar spider (pholcidae) in our bathroom, clutching her egg sac. She’s been there for days, determinedly carrying the unborn babies everywhere she goes, and even fighting off a rival (they sometimes eat each other!). I’m moving her soon, as we don’t want the babies spreading out over the bathroom and drowning or being crushed by little feet. 

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