Mr. Nature: Wolf Spider and Her Babies

Kreeg-ah, mangani, Mr. Nature here! We usually think of parental care as something mammals and birds do: but there are bugs and fish that provide it, too.

The mother wolf spider first carries her egg-case with her wherever she goes, and then the babies–dozens of them. The babies in this video look like they’re just about ready to head out on their own. But until they are, the mother will carry them: and if one happens to fall off, she will find it and retrieve it. You would have seen her do that in this video, if only the human would get out of the way.

God’s stuff–He has thought of everything.