Entomology (Study of Bugs)/laying eggs

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QUESTION: How are spider before they start laying eggs?

ANSWER: Hi Ben
You left something out of the question here. Are you asking about hot old they are before producing eggs?

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QUESTION: Yes, How old are the spiders that hatch from eggs before they a capable of laying eggs?

Ben

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There is no positive answer to this Ben because there is a variation in life spans depending on the species Most of the spiders you see in the house and garden live 1 to 2 years so the hatchlings will breed after about a month. Tarantulas can live for ears and The Mexican redleg will not mate until the age of Ten.  

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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