I have to share a few pics of a hatchling from my last clutch that hatched for this season.
To my surprise, this little one decided enough is enough and hatched one week earlier than any of his/her clutch mates (not sure if it’s male or female yet - frankly too scared I might hurt it!)
I checked the egg and almost a quarter of the egg still had egg yolk that was not absorbed, but baby was completely out of the egg - should have taken a pic of the egg yolk that was left in the egg
I haven’t weighed baby as yet, as I was afraid it wasn’t gonna make it.
Well 8 days old now and still going strong.
Sorry if the quality of the pics are bad, but didn’t wanna disturb or handle too much, it is still early days of hoping for survival.
Mother of the baby is a Yellow Belly and dad is a Pastel Pinstripe Spider.
Also decided to name him/her - Miracle.
For comparison I placed a few objects next to Miracle, a cigarette, Marker, Head Band and Lip Ice, this should give you all an idea of how small baby is.
Has anyone ever experienced this before with such a small hatchling and it coming out a week earlier than it’s clutch mates? The last of the clutch has pipped but is still in the egg.
Sorry for the long explanation, but I absolutely had to share this.