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re:a new guy in town

 the Arachnids date back to the Carboniferous, I suspect in the 
Mississipian, about 325mya. That's the only date I found. I can try to 
scratch up the ref. if you'd like, or somebody else may have one. 

Aaron Feuk
Preparator,Dept. of Earth Sciences 
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma,Wa, 98447

On Mon, 19 Jun 1995, John Bauer wrote:

> Being a complete novice, I had no ides a that insects were represented in the 
> fos    
> fossil record.
> Could you enlighten me as to how old the arachnids are?
> Thanks,
> john