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It’s like living with cats:

“I assure you,” the solpugid says, “it’s good you are bigger than me.  Otherwise… well, I couldn’t account for my actions.”

(Photos A.Shock)

Here’s the whole creature, my hand for scale:

Posted by Allison on Aug 30th 2010 03:48 pm | 6 Comments
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6 Responses to “It’s like living with cats:”

  1. sueon 01 Sep 2010 at 9:38 am link comment

    Interesting to note they may be an indicator of termite presence. They sure do have an agressive stance and they move like the wind! Better check for termites…

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  3. Allisonon 01 Sep 2010 at 1:20 pm link comment

    Sue — currently, I don’t think the house has termites, but there’s plenty in the soil around the yard, along with other yummies like ants! We’ve always found “sun-spiders” around the house, being the lightning-quick predators they are!

  4. sueon 02 Sep 2010 at 8:28 am link comment

    no, I mean I’d better check; I see these from time to time in the house. ‘Course, there are lots of insects, inside and out, for them to scarf upon.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if the Road Runner came in an open door and checked for lard??

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