Solifugae

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So`lif´u`gae


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of arachnids having large, powerful fangs and a segmented abdomen; - called also Solpugidea, and Solpugides.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Solifugae, known colloquially as camel spiders, are mostly nocturnal arachnids known for their powerful two-segmented chelicerae, voracious appetites, and fast running speeds (Punzo 1998a; Beccaloni 2009).
In Plummet, one will have a skydiving experience while Dune Bash will give someone a close encounter with camel spiders, scorpions, snakes and other thrilling creatures.
"When Dan was facing camel spiders in Afghanistan he asked me to send him an American Football.
Also known as camel spiders, these spider-like creatures have powerful jaws that can deliver a painful bite if a human threatens it -- another reason to check your shoes before putting them on if you're on a desert vacation.
Camel spiders - or solifugae to scientists - can grow to about six inches in length with a leg span of five inches.
But he worries about large "camel spiders" and other unknowns that could be confronting his father abroad.
Carrying everything he will need to survive on his back, and with limited water, he will be battling heat and exhaustion, as well as the threat of a nasty bite from scorpions and Camel spiders!
"But as well as the unbelievable heat, I've been told the next big thing I have to worry about is camel spiders.
A NORTH soldier has returned from six months of rugged desert living while taking on the Taliban - and camel spiders.
"But dad used to write on email and tell us how hot it was out there and about the camel spiders that chase your shadow."
Ants, scorpions, mosquitoes and crab-like Camel Spiders lurk in crevices, but some of the local animal life is more friendly, not least a stray Labrador cross who turned up during a sandstorm six weeks ago, his legs bowed and ribs showing through his matted fur.