Much like other spiders, the Meta Menardi spider, has a very similar reproduction cycle with all other spiders that begin their mating season early in the summer (ESA, 2012). There are three main objectives that the male and female Meta menardi spider must accomplish in order to successfully reproduce:
     1) the male Meta menardi finds a female Meta menardi
     2) the male Meta menardi must successfully court the female and inject his sperm into the female
    3) lastly the female lays the eggs into a silk cocoon that she has created and protects them until her eggs hatch (Earth Life Web, 2014).

Being a solitary organism, the Meta menardi spider must go in search of a mate. This is accomplished through the chemical output of the female Meta menardi spider. These chemicals produced by the female signals the male spiders that it is mating time and also disclose her location for the males to find her and impregnate her (How Stuff Works Web, 2014). The female Meta menardi produces the chemical pheromones on her silk web allowing for the dispersion of the information traveling through the air.

After successfully locating a female, the male Meta menardi begins courting her in order to get close enough to fertilize the eggs with sperm, which is located on the underside of the abdomen. Courting must be done, as it too is a signal to the female that he wants to mate. While courting the male shows off trying to impress the female and out compete other males, but courting is also used because the male is incredible smaller than the female therefor it maybe perceived as a prey rather than a potential mate. Courting allows the female to differentiate between prey and mate, however if the male is unlucky he still maybe eaten by the female after she has allowed him to mate with her.

Finally the female Meta menardi must lay her 200-300 eggs inside of the silk cocoon that she has created. The silk cocoon is used as protection against the environment and is hung on the cave walls and ceilings. The cocoon that the female make are considerable strong and stretchable (Lepore et al. 2012). The cocoon itself is usually about two to three centimeters in diameter (ESA, 2012).

Though the cocoon has begun to break apart by the end of August, the young spiders do not leave until spring (ESA, 2012). It is argued that the young spiders, unlike its adult forms, are attracted to light and therefore travel and came be found near the entrance of caves (Smithers, 1995). This is an adaptation that the Meta menardi lose upon aging as the light attraction is meant for the young spiders the ability to disperse and spread into new environments. Some of the newly hatched spiders will proceed to move into new environments but some well stay in their birthplace.

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