Very long lived true spiders

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I know this question has been asked before, but I'm limiting it more than it usually is, because I'm curious. Which spiders, other than Kukulcania and Sicarius, are known to live for at least a decade, at a minimum for females?
 

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I would look for species that grow large slowly, and live fairly sedentary lifestyles. It might not be something that's well known since true spiders aren't too commonly kept and most are wild caught.
 

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I'm actually not looking for pets at the moment, I'm literally just curious.
 

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Interesting question, then. I've had crevice spiders return and use the same nesting spot over 2-3 years, but that's the extent of my experience.
 

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I know this question has been asked before, but I'm limiting it more than it usually is, because I'm curious. Which spiders, other than Kukulcania and Sicarius, are known to live for at least a decade, at a minimum for females?
If you want to go collecting in a cave on Galapagos there'll be plenty of long lived true spiders. Other than that all I can really think of is huntsman spiders, especially the cave dwellers
 

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Miturgidae seem to enjoy a long lifespan as well. Syspira can live to be 5-6 years old, none can match sicariids and crevice weavers though.
 

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Miturgidae seem to enjoy a long lifespan as well. Syspira can live to be 5-6 years old, none can match sicariids and crevice weavers though.
I wonder what makes prowling spiders so long lived? They seem a little more high strung than the old bold kuks and sicariids.

HIGH STRUNG THAT'S A SPIDER JOKE
SPIDERS MAKE STRING
 

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I wonder what makes prowling spiders so long lived? They seem a little more high strung than the old bold kuks and sicariids.

HIGH STRUNG THAT'S A SPIDER JOKE
SPIDERS MAKE STRING
They generally inhabit deserts and have to be capable of long periods without food or water
 
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