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ST-THÉRÈSE-DE-LA-GATINEAU, QC, CA The Dark fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) commonly called the dock spider is the biggest spider found in the Québec province. Like in the picture the female lays her eggs in a spherical silk cocoon. She is very protective of her offspring and will carry it with her until hatching. ©André Bhérer