Saturday, 28 April 2018

Giaus Villosus, trapdoor matriarch, dead at 43

quote [ Australian researchers have discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest recorded spider, unlocking key information about the mysterious eight-legged creature. The research suggests the 43-year-old Giaus Villosus trapdoor matriarch, who recently died during a long-term population study, had outlived the previous world record holder, a 28-year old tarantula found in Mexico. ]

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Wiki: Gaius villosus (only available in French, for some reason).
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@7:20pmGMT]

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HoZay said @ 8:45pm GMT on 28th Apr
+1 thumb
Dienes said @ 10:40pm GMT on 28th Apr
Jeez, those females live a safe sedentary lifestyle and live nearly twice as long as other species.

I live a safe sedentary lifestyle and die sooner.

Some species have all the luck.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:06pm GMT on 30th Apr
You haven't died yet.
Anonynonymous said @ 4:27am GMT on 29th Apr
A lifespan of 1 second is still too long for these nasties.
eggboy said @ 6:06am GMT on 29th Apr
Fuck you
Hugh E. said @ 9:11pm GMT on 29th Apr [Score:1 Funny]
Wow, that escalated quickly from underneath a lid of soil, vegetation, and silk.
moriati said @ 12:35pm GMT on 29th Apr
I say we nuke the hole from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
Mythtyn said @ 2:11pm GMT on 29th Apr
Ankylosaur said @ 2:42pm GMT on 29th Apr

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