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Nephila madagascariensis nymph spiderlings, 2 days old.
 Emerging slowly from the cocoon, the nymph spiderlings remain huddled close together the first few days. A few intrepids set out to explore the new world. A Nephila cocoon can contain 300 spiderlings. The nymphs are the size of a pinhead when they hatch.
Compare to Nephila senegalensis hatchlings>>>



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