Female trapdoor spiders stay in and around the same burrow virtually all their lives. AFP / Curtin University / LEANDA MASON
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The world's oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years in a long-term population study in Australia, researchers said Monday.The spider did not die of old age but was killed by a wasp sting.Named No. 16, the spider helped scientists to unlock information about the behavior of an arachnid that can be found across Australia, including in domestic gardens.Trapdoor spiders traditionally have a life span between five to 20 years.
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