The egg sack is papery, unlike the silky sphere I was expecting. It is larger than the spider herself. What an amazing event to contemplate! How did this small arachnid create such a large home for her progeny? I suppose she deserves a day or two of rest after all that labor. I fear the next step will be her death, but I suppose she could still live to lay more eggs before the autumn comes. I'll keep watching.
and then the baby turned seven
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