Desertas wolf spider breeding success

Rare arachnid bred in captivity

The BBC London News this morning featured a report that conservationists are celebrating this morning after one of the most endangered species of spiders has had a boost in numbers. Around 200 Desertas wolf spiderlings have been successfully hatched by a team from the Berkshire College of Agriculture. This is only the third successful occasion when the species has been bred in captivity. They report that an invasive grass species has invaded the Desertas and completely changed their habitat.
Maurice has kindly sent in a link to the college’s own website which tells the full story

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