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Re: Project Exploration comes home
In a message dated 12/11/00 8:32:06 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< One particular picture is of
an arachnid called a solifuge. When you put the cursor on the picture, the
word "no T.V." come up. We kept some gladiator solifuges and fed them for
entertainment in Gadoufoua. >>
The photo Jack is talking about is at:
The cool thing is you can send it as a postcard! I've also heard them
called Solpugids and wind scorpions. The members of the Polish-Mongolian
expeditions used to keep a wary eye out for them. Folklore had it that they
were very poisonous. How big were these, Jack? I had a little one appear in a
screen I was using for sifting once in South Dakota.
Someday, the horror movie industry is going to discover these. The way they
use their huge mandibles is very distressing. DV.