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Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43


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- 328 days ago - cnet.com
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -



   

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Lone F (58)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 11:10 am
Wow! Noted with interst
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 12:43 pm
Rest In Peace. . .
 

Caree C (250)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 12:48 pm
I had no idea they could live so long.
 

Connie O (45)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 2:11 pm
Wow...didn't know they lived that long either...very interesting.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 4:30 pm
Wow...that's a long time. Thanks Caree
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 6:19 pm
RIP sweet 16...

thank you Caree...
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday April 29, 2018, 6:52 pm
I HAD NO IDEA!
 

John J (0)
Monday April 30, 2018, 4:53 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Monday April 30, 2018, 5:31 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Monday April 30, 2018, 6:00 am
Thank you
 

KimJ ManyIssues (5)
Tuesday May 1, 2018, 7:28 am
Amazing! :-)
 

KimJ ManyIssues (5)
Tuesday May 1, 2018, 7:28 am
tfs
 

Animae C (507)
Thursday June 21, 2018, 7:52 pm
Meh!!!
Thank goodness we don't have these in South Australia, they are in plague proportions in the Sydney area!!!
But we have the Brown Recluse & Wolf spiders, YUK!!!
i woke up one morning to THREE Wolf Spiders on my bedroom ceiling, yes i can smile about my reaction now but it wasn't very humorous at the time!!!
 
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