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egg sac

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  1. a silken case or capsule containing eggs of a female spider.
Also called egg case.
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Historical Examples

  • In the specimen figured, the egg-sac was concealed in the upper part of the web.

    Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets


  • In a spider's egg-sac the young after hatching do not immediately leave the sac, but remain in it for several days.

  • These eggs hatch early in the winter; but no spiders emerge from the egg-sac until the following spring.

  • One of the running spiders (Dolomedes) carries her egg-sac with her mandibles until the young are ready to emerge.

egg sac in Science

egg sac

  1. The silken pouch in which many spiders deposit their eggs. Also called egg case
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