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Old 10-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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I found this tiny spider while crumbling some seed heads of buttonbush about two weeks ago. It looked like a speck of dust moving across the paper plate I was working on. It's only a couple of millimeters in length.

Is it a 'baby' spider or some species of 'micro-spider'?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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I found this tiny spider while crumbling some seed heads of buttonbush about two weeks ago. It looked like a speck of dust moving across the paper plate I was working on. It's only a couple of millimeters in length.
Is it a 'baby' spider or some species of 'micro-spider'?
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This does appear to be a very young spider rather than a mature specimen of one of the so-called 'dwarf spiders.' Unfortunately, it is not one that I recognize right off the bat...
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This does appear to be a very young spider rather than a mature specimen of one of the so-called 'dwarf spiders.' Unfortunately, it is not one that I recognize right off the bat...
Do young spiders keep the same colors and patterns as they mature?
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Do young spiders keep the same colors and patterns as they mature?
It depends upon the species - some do, some don't ;-)
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