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Water, Fishing or Nursery Spiders

Family Pisauridae

Medium-sized to large spiders that are very comfortable on water, especially slow flowing streams.

They are like Wolf spiders, some of which manage quite well on water also.

Water spiders are unusual amongst spiders because they carry the egg case in the fangs and, when the young are close to emerging, build a nursery of tangled silk high in the water-side reeds. The mother then departs.

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