We all know what it’s like to spot a spider in the house and then lose it for hours and hours. Normally, you constantly wait for it to show its face so you can plan your revenge, RIGHT?!
When YouTube user Danny Ford popped the question, “Arachnophobia anyone?” , online. He got a bit of a surprise when he squashed it with a broom as hundreds of baby spiders came crawling out of the mother.
When the spiderlings hatch, they climb on the mother’s abdomen and spend their first days there before dispersing. So these spiderlings were on the mother, and did not crawl out of her,” as arachnologist Norman I. Platnick told National Geographic.
Wolf spiders are doting mothers that carry a nursery on their abdomen. And with so many little spiderlings clinging to her every move, it’s a good thing she has eight eyes—four on the top row, and two rows with two eyes each beneath that.
In the video you’re about to witness, a Danny crushes the mother spider with a broom and her babies scatter off in all directions.