The female adult will lay her eggs, around 100 at a time, in a secluded, dark location. She then will spin a silk, globe-like sac around the eggs, which she then attaches to spinnerets on her lower abdomen, carrying the sac with her as she moves. Depending upon environmental conditions, eggs may hatch within 2 weeks or gestation may take several months. When eggs are ready to hatch, the female will tear open the sac, releasing the young. When they are released from the sac, the young climb onto the mother’s abdomen, where she continues to care for them for about a month. Afterwards, the young leave the mother by “ballooning,” which involves releasing a stream of silk from their spinnerets into the air and then allowing the wind to carry them to a new location, or by simply dropping to the ground. The wolf spider, the largest of the species, is known for its speed, heightened sense of touch, and keen sense of sight.