Here's a little more about the monsters in that picture above:
Camel spiders, also known as wind spiders, wind scorpions, and sun scorpions, are a type of arthropod found (among other places) in the deserts of the Middle East. They're technically not spiders but solifugae (although, like spiders, they belong to the class Arachnida).
Camel spiders (so named because, like camels, they can be found in sandy desert regions, although they aren't technically spiders) grow to be moderately large (about a 5"-6" leg span); they can move very quickly in comparison to other arthropods (a top speed of maybe 10 MPH); they make no noise; and they capture prey without the use of either venom or anesthetic. Camel spiders rely on speed, stealth, and the (non-venomous) bite of powerful jaws to feed on small prey such as other arthropods (e.g., scorpions, crickets, pillbugs), lizards, and possibly mice or birds. They use only three pairs of legs in running; the frontmost pair (called pedipalpa) is held aloft and used in a similar manner to the antennae of insects. Camel spiders shun the sun and generally hide during the day, coming out at night to do their hunting.
Although the creatures shown in the photograph above appear to be far too big for camel spiders, they look misleadingly large because of their closeness to the camera, which creates an illusion of exaggerated size. (Note their size in comparison to the uniform sleeve which appears in upper right-hand portion of the picture.)
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Resized for you viewing pleasure.
Last edited by Grant; 06-18-2006 at 12:37 AM.
I wonder how it would taste if boiled, shelled and dipped in garlic and butter?
I don't know about that.
Wow, those things give me the heebie jeebies.
I don't know why the discovery channel is bent on reruns, there are so many cool things left untouched by the camera, well not these crazy creatures!!!!
Started my NL#5 grow and will start posting a grow diary soon!
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yucky....I can't even look....I have a bug phobia and I think that one is at the top of my list....eewwwwwww
tastes like lobster. needs to be on fear facter.
tastes like lobster. needs to be on fear factor.
are there two in that picture? it looks like ones biteing the others ass
I don't know what you're talking about.
Looks that way doesn't it..?Originally Posted by Spawnof84
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wonder if that's the result of someone maxing out on steriods then getting a bad case of crabs???
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These spiders have been named after 2 great men bush and cheney because of the way they hide.
whats that?Originally Posted by gelu65
The only good spider is a squished spider...
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used to get these things in the house when I lived in Vegas
You know it rains when you squish a spider.....or so an old wives tale goes. Spiders are actually our (a gardeners) friend in that they catch and eat many types of flying pests such as mosquitos and black flies. For an outdoor gardener, anything that lessons the chances of getting stung by a mosquito that is carrying West Nile is a friend of mine!!! he he....
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No way Stray, look at all the nasty insects they devour for us! heheheOriginally Posted by Stray
"The continued prohibition of Cannabis jeopardizes the health and well-being of Canadians much more than does the substance itself."
- Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs
If marijuana has no medical value, what is the appropriate jail term for a sick, dying or disabled person who uses it?
Reminds me of the first time I ever saw red spider mites under my microscope. Looked like monsters when viewed under 50X. Scared the sh*t out of me. Lol
Mj is not illegal because it's dangerous
It's dangerous because it's illegal
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Good one redd
What good is spilling
blood? It will not
grow a thing
man they are some ugly spiders aren't they.
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