Life Extension

How long do spiders live? Like the large one hanging in the upper corner of the bath? Unobtrusive but intimidating, it took up residence while I was away.

My gut reaction was to kill it it was so threatening and in such a vulnerable place in the house. But I thought better of it and turned to getting it outside.

But I didn't. I knew if I tried to move it, I'd likely kill it. And my family won't be back for another few days.

So I'm now living with it, allowing it to take part in the food chain and prey on the mosquitos and other would-be predators and parasites.

Typical spiders live for a year or two. So best case, three days is like a percent of life, 250 days to humankind. Better than nothing.