hbrook1's picture

Do wolf spiders curl up into balls?

Hi there,

I think I came across a wolf spider a little while back, and it curled itself up into a ball, possibly as a method of self-protection (?); do wolf spiders do this? I think it was Xerolycosa nemoralis



John Bratton's picture

They pull their legs in tight

They pull their legs in tight to the body. Not sure they can curl, as they've only got two body segments.