🖤 HAPPY FRIDAY 🖤
Couple of setting photos from last few days.
Taking website down today in prep for Eastern Invert Show run by @invertshowsuk. However when it comes back up, it will be a new site 🙈😁 Warning: Final photo is a Tailless Whip Scorpion. Don’t view if you aren’t keen on basically massive spiders with spiky pincers 😂
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Unidentified Solifugae species (Giant Camel Spider).
It’s been a while since I posted my absolute favorite arachnid so here is my GIANT female Camel Spider specimen from Sudan.
Unfortunately I still have no leads as to it’s genus or species but can still fully admire the amazing engineering behind one of nature’s best evolutionary successes!
🐫 Massive chelicerae for ripping apart prey, delicate sensory hairs (setae) used as “eyes” to feel their surroundings and 8 powerful legs (yes 8 not 10) to walk across the liquid like sand.
*note: camel spiders are non-venomous, don’t eat people, don’t scream when they run, have 8 legs (the extra set of “legs” are known as pedipalps. Basically their arms. And stay under 9 inches. Just putting this here because social media has made these out to be the demons of the sands (which they kinda are😂)