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Re: insects - not! (OT)
The largest living "land" invertebrate is the Robber Crab. Do a Google
It spends a lot of its time hunting on land. Getting enough oxygen isn't
the limiting factor for big land arthropods. Their problem is keeping
their gills moist. Beyond a certain mass, the gills dry out faster than
the body can remoisten them. The Robber Crab is obviously under that
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 15:47:51 -0700 (PDT) pheret <email@example.com>
> On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> > pheret wrote:
> >> is this only a dinosaur list, or can i ask about insects...
> >> what is the biggest spider fossil found...
> sadly, i know this actually. i just zoned out while typing! i am
> on a
> tarantula mailing list and there are a couple women who have
> size spiders (the goliaths). i send them madagascar hissing roaches
> feed 'em! i like that the biggest one so far is still around!
> but i suspect they really can't get much bigger, eh? was the size
> ancient ARTHROPODS (hehe) because of less air pressure? more
> different predators? what do we know?
> let's start a war on HOMELESSNESS!