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#1 caliban

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:43 AM


Farewell, No. 16: scientists left 'miserable' after world's oldest spider dies aged 43

 

Telegraph: https://www.telegrap...-oldest-spider/

 

Previously the oldest known spider was a tarantula which died at the age of 28.

 

the extensive life span of the trapdoor spider is due to their life-history traits, including how they live in uncleared, native bushland, their sedentary nature and low metabolisms.

 

 

Paper: http://www.publish.c...ulltext/PC18015

 

 



#2 ceridwen

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

How do they know it was the world's oldest. There are probably loads hidden away somewhere who are even older!
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