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Tuesday 6th October 2015
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Do spiders rear their young?


Do spiders rear their young? I’m sure I saw a bigger spider showing a smaller spider what to do and where to go in my living room.
Matt, Leatherhead


** Definitive **
Name: Lynne, Gravesend
Qualification: Watch lots of nature programmes
Answer: No, they don’t. They protect the eggs, but once they hatch, the parents have nothing to do with it. What Matt saw was a mating ritual. The female spider is always bigger than the male, so it might have looked like a dad and baby.

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