The world's oldest spider

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by Yossarian, May 9, 2018.

  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

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  2. blairsh

    blairsh Face. Sodding. Your. Shut

    :cool: Thanks for sharing
     
  3. fuck seals

    fuck seals Well-Known Member

    Shades of Charlotte's Web....

    Charlotte's tunnel sounds wrong....
     
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  4. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    I felt genuinely sad when I heard the news. Poor spider. :(
     
  5. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Well-Known Member

    Yeah that was a good read thanks.
     
  6. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    That was a nice article. I like the word 'spiderlings' :)
     
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  7. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Liked how the arachnologist didn't allow a sentimental birthday mealworm.
     
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  8. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    I've read some research that was fairly sure some spiders live to 50 yrs.
     
  9. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

  10. tonysingh

    tonysingh Well-Known Member

    I have at least 300+ spiderlings and adult spuders living just outside my flat. Tons of eggsacks. Wolf spiders for the most part. I keep tarantulas and scorpions so I always have left over food like crickets. I feed the wild spiders regularly.

    My neighbours must hate me. Shame. :D


    True spiders, given right conditions tend towards 30+ years so 43 is a fucking good innings. Incidentally, the smaller the true spirit, the longer it'll live. Captive bred trapdoor spiders can be kept as pets but fuck me they are boring. Essentially a pet hole.

    I got tarantulas and there, the larger the Tarantula, the longer it lives. Females can, depending on species, live up to 25+ years in captivity. Males are much shorter lived. Once they reach maturity, between 3-7 years on species, they have at most a year left before they die. That year is spent with them frantically mating with any female they can
     
  11. tonysingh

    tonysingh Well-Known Member

    I realise I just wittered on about spiders way too much

    :D
     
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