A tale of two tails – two-tailed spider guarding egg sac
Very often we underestimate the beauty of commonly found things and the possibilities they could lead to. On a jaunt in the woods a month ago, I spotted a snail on this bark. When I went closer to have a look at it, this two-tailed spider guarding its egg sac right above caught my attention. I wasn’t even looking for it, in fact had no idea what it was until a fellow naturalist helped me identify it helped me identify. It gets its name for the two spinnerets which appear as tails and uses them to spin silk. Just when I thought it looks cool, I was impressed with its multi-tasking skills as well. Apparently, it had woven silk that girthed the tree to alert itself on trapping prey. It made sure to enjoy a meal while guarding the egg sac.