The longest living spider in the world has died.
According to the Australian media, the female spider in Australia belonged to the genus Spider Trap Door Spider and had broken all records of longevity so far. The spider was present at Curtin University in Australia and has broken its 28-year life record by living 15 years longer than the first spider of its kind.
Toronto spiders typically live for a little over 20 years, while Tasmanian cave spiders have been observed to live for up to 40 years. However, according to experts, the trap door spider has been seen to live for a maximum of 20 years, but this 16-year-old spider from Curtin University surprised the experts by living for 43 years.
According to Linda Mason, a professor at Curtin University’s School of Molecular and Life Sciences, it was the longest-lived spider to our knowledge. Research on this has given us a lot of information about spiders. The spider was captured in 1974 by the famous Australian entomologist Barbara York. Their research has provided experts with insights into the life of spiders and their internal systems.
Although trapdoor spiders look dangerous, they are not harmful to humans. They build their own homes and reach puberty at the age of five. They do not live in the house of dead spiders and they repair their own house when it breaks down.
The 16-year-old spider was last seen in his home in October 2016. Her home was attacked by a mob and experts believe she may have died in the same attack, but news of her death has now surfaced.
According to experts, these spiders play an important role in the environment and are one of the oldest insects on earth.