Many spiders do die in the autumn, not long after laying eggs, but there are also some spiders that live through winter and mate in the spring before dying and some that live for many years. Female garden spiders generally live no more than a year but can produce egg sacs containing several hundred eggs.Continue Reading
For the most part, spiders do not live for more than 2 years; however, some tarantulas have been recorded living for up to 25 years in captivity. The hatchlings generally hatch in spring after the advent of warmer weather. Some may hatch during fall or winter but will wait in the egg sac until it is warm enough to venture out.
The egg sacs may be situated on a web created by their mother, and this enables the spiders to eat prey that has already been caught. While some small spiders are young they will climb to a high part of their surroundings, such as up a tree branch or a fence. When there, they tilt their spinnerets into the air and the breeze starts to pull silk threads. Because the spider is still small and light, when the silk gets to a certain length, the wind will pull the spider with the silk.Learn more about Spiders
Like most arachnids, spiders lay eggs when reproducing their young. When the female is ready to lay her eggs, she may lay as many as 1,500 at a time, although the number depends on the size and species of spider. Generally, spiders lay as many eggs as they can because few will survive to maturity.Full Answer >
Contrary to widespread urban legends, spiders do not lay eggs in human skin. This setting is not an appropriate environment for spider eggs to hatch.Full Answer >
It is best to harvest horseradish in the autumn, winter and early spring. To harvest, loosen the soil surrounding the plant using a digging fork. Gently clear out soil surrounding the largest roots, but do not yank the roots up, because they are easily broken this way.Full Answer >
Prune fruit trees and spray pest control products when the leaves have fallen in early spring, late autumn or winter, and apply a nitrogen-rich fertilizer regularly throughout the winter months to promote growth in the spring. To promote succulent fruit, water the tree when the top 2 inches of soil are dry, and water the tree deeply on occasion. Thin the fruit early in the growing season.Full Answer >