So, ants and bees form colonies, could my spider analogs from colonies? They’re the dominant species on the planet they live in, like humans are. The pseudo-spiders are about 2-3m long, about 1m tall and about 1m wide. They require about 3000 calories a day to function. The spider analogs are sexually dimorphic, with females having a larger abdomin and males having a slightly larger appearance.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes. And no. It all depends of the setup, and what you mean by colonies }i{. Right now we only know they're spiders or spider-like creatures and they are the dominant species (a quite blurry term, if I dare say so). We need much more to answer :). $\endgroup$
    – Tortliena
    May 27 at 23:01

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We have discovered one species of eusocial spider already. Having a colonial spider in your fictional world is a definite possibility.

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    $\begingroup$ Please add the relevant info in the answer. Should that link be dead one day, the answer would lose its value. $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch
    May 28 at 4:33
  • $\begingroup$ We have also discovered a herbivorous one: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagheera_kiplingi $\endgroup$
    May 28 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ @KEY_ABRADE, that piece of information has helped me greatly. $\endgroup$ May 28 at 14:27

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