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 "Mystatusisgreaterthananyphenomenalryhmecreator"

    :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 Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    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 Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    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 changed the little words

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

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  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

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