Physiology: Animal Function and Reproduction


How many eggs does a spider lay?

The number of eggs varies according to the spider species. Some larger spiders lay more than 2,000 eggs, but many tiny spiders lay one or two and perhaps no more than a dozen during their lifetime. Spiders of average size probably lay a hundred or so. Most spiders lay all their eggs at one time and enclose them in a single egg sac; others lay eggs over a period of time and enclose them in a number of egg sacs.


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