Nursery Web Spider
by Maggie and Rose

The nursery spider has eight eyes and eight legs. When the eggs hatch, their mother builds a nursery web for the babies to be protected in. The nursery spiders can have over 200 eggs. The nursery spider's habitat is swamps and under docks. Many nursery spiders can run over the surface of water. Another habitat is in the grasses and plants near water. The nursery spider is also called the fishing spider. They capture insects and sometimes tadpoles and small fish. The fishing spider can fish. The nursery spider is a relative of the wolf spider.

Picture of a nursery web spider 

Picture of fishing spider


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