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Re: Project Exploration (sun spiders)
At the risk of taking this way off topic, I will comment on the solifuges we
saw. They were huge. One of the bigger ones was two inches long. We had
been in the area for a couple of weeks when someone commented that they
hoped the things didn't repro while we were there. A week later, we were up
to our eyes in babies.
Ken mentioned that they were fairly nasty, but we had no problem with them.
If anything, they would hang out around the lights and eat the obnoxious
insects, and they provided us with entertainment in the evenings (hey,
anything's entertaining after a pickax/chisel day :).
Despite what the natives will tell you, they're not venomous and although
many of us slept on the ground and all of us slept outside, there were no
bites from the things.
Okay, sorry all for the invert post.
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