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Artema atlanta 'Giant pholcid' eggsac
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Artema atlanta 'Giant pholcid' eggsac

This species attacks mostly widows- this female had slain an adult L hesperus and stole her retreat. it's possible they prefer targets with eggsacs, that way the slings get a food source to survive long enough to reach i3 and significantly improve their survival odds.
the other way around, the artema slings prey on the hatchling widows when they emerge from the sac.

Wow! That's so cool. Have you had the chance to witness this first hand? I mean, not that I'd go catch widows and deliberately do something like that but just wondering if you've seen it in captivity as well as in the wild?
 
Wow! That's so cool. Have you had the chance to witness this first hand? I mean, not that I'd go catch widows and deliberately do something like that but just wondering if you've seen it in captivity as well as in the wild?
i have not witnessed it, merely a very likely hypothesis, as I almost always only see these associated with widows, but i'll get to learn all I want after those eggs hatch lol
 

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