Jumping spider Nurses Spiderlings for 20 Days on Milk

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Jumping spider Nurses Spiderlings for 20 Days on Milk

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First time I have heard of this.

Female Toxeus magnus jumping spiders native to tropical and subtropical areas in Asia, produce nutrient-rich milk to feed their young for weeks, even after the spiderlings begin to hunt on their own. Here, a 1-week-old juvenile nurses an area of its mother’s abdomen from which the milk is available.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/jum ... weeks-milk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyCOxyECtc8

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