This morning, between breakfast and going back to bed for the day, I spotted this family of spiderlings, just emerging from behind one of my framed pictures.
|Spiderlings and their shadows|
They were already starting to disperse; when I got too close, a couple more took off running. I counted 27 in all. There were probably more behind the picture.
This evening, when I looked again a few minutes ago, only 4 spiderlings remain. Searching the walls and ceiling, I found 4 more. And a newly-fat cellar spider in a nearby corner. How many spiderlings has she eaten today, I wonder.