The next step for pioneering parents, after producing their offspring, was feeding them. Amourobius spiders hatch out a hundred little monsters. They eat any extra eggs, and any brothers and sisters, and then they look greedily to their mother... They begin to crawl all over her and start to eat her alive. You can see that it hurts. She tries to brush them off. She could flee, but she doesn’t. The babies grow and more are now likely to survive as a result of their mother's ultimate sacrifice.
Available since: Thu 26 Nov 2009
- David Attenborough
- Mark Fletcher
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