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Spiders Among The Oldest Creatures

Oldest Creatures Around? Count Spiders as One of Them!

Like I said before, spiders give me the creepy-crawlies, but I have to give them some respect – they're among the oldest creatures around, with recently found fossils dating back at least 130 million years!

If you think that's old, wait 'til you get a load of this number: 450 million years. That's when the first arachnid was said to have appeared on Earth, based on genetic research recently published in the latest issue of Experimental and Applied Acarology.

I can't even fathom what the earth looked like back then, but seriously, spiders are pretty well equipped for almost any condition. Highly developed senses, self-constructing materials, protective outer armor, and (some) even have a pretty dangerous venom defense system. These guys can live almost anywhere. . . but I try not to think about that when I open my dark closet!

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Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
haha... I love spiders! :)
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
:shivers: I've got the creepy crawlies now! I'm terrified of spiders!!! It's no wonder they've been around forever!
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