Spider Babies Like Spider Milk


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 10 December 2018

AMAZING LIFE

Spider Babies Drink Spider Milk

The Next Health Food Fad for Yuppies we will see at Whole Foods?

Until leaving the nest, jumping spiders suckle spider milk from their moms,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, November 29, 2018.

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Spider Milk!
“...some baby jumping spiderlings are entirely dependent on nutritious spider milk secreted and fed to them by their mothers. What's more, spider mothers continue to care for and feed their offspring the nutritious milk-like fluid - which contains nearly four times the protein of cow's milk - into their subadult lives and long after they're able to forage on their own.”

8 Spider Tits?
“...the possibility that long-term, milk-provisioning maternal care may be more common in the animal kingdom than previously believed.”

Spider Maternity
“While lactation-like provisioning is known elsewhere in the animal kingdom, the intensity and duration of associated parental care is uniquely mammalian and thought to increase fitness by providing the opportunity for offspring to learn behaviors crucial for survival.”

“...spiderlings remained in the nest and nursed on spider milk for nearly 40 days, shortly before reaching sexual maturity.”

“...while nursing was not critical to offspring's survival after becoming independent, their mother's presence during their young lives greatly assured their overall health and adult survival.”

 

 

 

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