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Observations on the Longevity of the Brown Recluse Spider, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik

R. J. Elzinga
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr., 1977), pp. 187-188
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25082920
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Abstract

The longevity of Loxosceles reclusa is relatively long when reared at room temperatures (21° to 24°C). Twenty-five percent of the females survived more than 1,000 days with a maximum of 1,755 recorded. A maximum survival of 897 days for males was recorded. Elimination of high temperatures resulted in low molting mortality; sixty percent of the spiderlings reached adulthood.

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