A running giant crab spider or maybe a light gray nursery web spider Pisaurina Mira I’m not sure ?
I had a question about the nursery web spider. I’ve owned this spider for a few months and it died today but I noticed it had eggs but they seem to have ruptured out of its abdomen I just wanted to know what happened and why it wasn’t able to lay it’s eggs properly
Hi, Often such cases are not egg related, but some form of parasite. I have lost a couple spiders that went the same way. It happens.
Thanks Dan! Now we know what a parasite infected Nursery Web Spider looks like. Tman585 – this is why Nursery Web Spiders and Fishing Spiders hold their egg sacks under their bodies. That helps shield it from a parasitic wasp that might lay eggs in it. The wasp larvae eat the eggs. Sometimes the wasps oviposit into the spider’s abdomen and the larvae eat the spider. Spiders are used as scary creatures in movies and TV, but the things that happen TO spiders in real life can be much scarier. I’m sorry about the loss of your spider.
I think it just had a prolapsed anus there was no parasite that emerged it was just the eggs it couldn’t lay.