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Old 12-02-2007, 12:21 PM
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:22 PM
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they belong to a group of arachnids called solifuge. so not scorpions.
they ok to keep and are often found for sale. I use to keep them on cail sand.
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Old 20-02-2007, 04:01 PM
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they are neither scorpions or spiders.. they are arachnids however and fall under the name of solifugid. (means- fleeing from the sun)
I would be suprised if any1 has any. I havent known of any imported recently, and at best they have opnly been maintained for a year. They are not good pets because of this
They are only small, but possess two jaws, they have the strongest bite in comparison of its size of any invert, probably any animal, so i have read.
They are formidable in their own environment but suffer highly from stress in captivity.
Most people willl have seen this image of them.. This is nothing but camera trickery.. notice that they are not as big as the guys leg, lol its the position of the creature in regards to the camera.. They grow no more than 6inch at the most and much of that is only because of their front legs.
http://www.solpugid.com/Iraqi-giants.jpg


This is a good bit of info on them
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Old 20-02-2007, 04:03 PM
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dont get me wrong, they are fantastic predators, but considerably less than most peoples expectations, lol
If they could be maintained for any decent length of time in captivity i would probably have quite a number, lol
Til then i wouldnt worry about it,its not financially viable
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Solifugae..that is the order...but within it there are differnt families of sun spiders, wind scoprions, what ever you want to call them. Families Ammontrechidae and SoluPugidae (not SoluFugae).

Also there is the order Uropygi, which are most commonly known as whip scorpions which are simlilar.

All arachnids though non spiders or scorpions. Ive only ever seen preserved ones, not live ones.
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Here is a video of a camel spider found in Iraq eating a lizard.
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Old 21-02-2007, 05:30 PM
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wow, thats a crazy video, lol they look almost mamlian the way the food is shook about, spiders will just sit still, the food doesnt really move..
Heres an egytian one..
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I dont justify them doing it..but none the less. its done, and its been recorded..
These things are insane! hehe
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Hungry little fella aint he lol
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I've only ever seen them in the wild and didn't realize you could buy them over here to be honest... After having to check my sleeping bag for them everynight for 6 months though I don't think I would want one living in my house!! Good luck to anyone that decides to buy one though!!
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