|Cellar spiders are usually found in dark corners of cellars, crawl spaces, and garages. They are very long-legged and often confused with
daddy-long-legs. However, they are true spiders that spin untidy webs
which are often quite extensive.
These are the spider webs that Hollywood creates in bad horror films. When disturbed, they characteristically vibrate or shake in the web. Female cellar spiders carry eggs by her jaws in a loose silk sac until they hatch. Female long-bodied cellar spiders produce about three egg sacs over a lifetime, each containing 13-60 eggs each. Once the eggs hatch the spider lings crawl onto the mother's body for a short time. Development from egg to adult usually takes about one year. Adult cellar spiders may live for an additional two years.
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