Ok sooooo I decided since this first spider surprised me and her offspring had already hatched......I would remove the large piece of wood in the center and hopefully move her to what, from a human perspective, would be more ideal given the way she crafted her web in the cocohut.
This meant destroying her well crafted web. I didnt want to do that but it was required for the change I intended to make. She made heavy use of that wood as an anchor for her web. So moving on, I flip the cocohut over, partially eager to see the remnants of her eggsac she HAD to have laid, given there were spiderlings all over in her tank....and littered throughout the house.....sigh. Wife not terribly fond of this lol. But thats ok =).
The pictures that follow are what I found inside which delighted and....well kind of are disturbing to me. Im not sure how to interpret this. Recall the other spider with her eggsac I showed. The substrate in both situations is a SMALL amount of vermiculite I believe with T-rex forest bedding substrate. That is largely the debris you will see in the webs themselves. Below is what I found when I flipped this hut over.
So its clear....this first picture is 6 of the spiderlings I pulled from the tank with a leaf and gave a fighting chance for food in the rough world that is our parking lot =p.http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... 0011-2.jpg
Penny for size =).
The rest are her with what I hope are not multiple Eggsacs.......seriously....http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... 0010-2.jpghttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... 0009-1.jpghttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... 0008-1.jpghttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... NY0006.jpghttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... NY0003.jpghttp://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... NY0002.jpg
Below is the FINISHED PRODUCT from the OTHER spider (caps lock for clarity =p) that created what I assume to be an eggsac a week ago or so.http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23 ... 0016-1.jpg
I drew circles around the proposed sac and spider that generated it =).
I appear to have, if nothing else, presented a pleasantly desirable home for both...occupants. Thats good at least =).
If anyone wants to see what I intended for this spider to use as a home let me know and I will snap a pic or 2 and link it here.
Thanks in advance to those who offer guidance/explanations as to what the heck this spider is doing!