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What is this little spider carrying?

I found this little spider crawling through my lawn as I was watching the red ants setting off to fly. It was about 2-3mm long carrying some red egg shaped things. Can you shed any light on what they are (and the identity of the spider)? Thanks, Bill.100_5122.JPG100_5121.JPG

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    Aug 13, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to Willytee)
    Re: What is this little spider carrying?

    They're mites. General opinion amongst biologists are that they're fairly harmless and just hitching a ride (to a better feeding area, say). But, on a small money spider like this, having to cart them around could be drain on energy.

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