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Rare spider species found in UK cemetery

highgate cemetery orb weaver spider meta bourneti

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

A rare species of spider which lives in darkness has been found in the vaults of Highgate Cemetery in north London, a wildlife trust has said.

The orb weaver spider Meta bourneti was found in the vaults of the Egyptian Avenue of the cemetery in Islington.

Experts said this was the first time the species, which measures more than 30mm, had been recorded in London.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thats what you get for bringing all those mummies back from Egypt England and using them for firwood !!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

I will decline to click on the thread as I do not like spiders and instead reply with........... KILLIT!! NOW!!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

This story warms the Gothic cockles of mty heart.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

The spider species require total darkness, even at night, and the sealed vaults which had remained closed for years were the ideal dwelling for them.

So why have they opened the vaults? maybe best not to interfer with the dead! I would like to know why they even felt they needed to open these vaults after all these years.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Guess its better to live with the dead than die with the living.

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