Wind Scorpions of Kilome

Otherwise known as:
‘Camel Spiders’
‘Sun Spiders’
or ‘Solifugae’

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Common in farmlands where they burrow and easily blend to soil color by carrying soil particles on body hairs as seen below.

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They are neither true spiders nor Scorpions. They are opportunistic feeders that make use of the two Chelicerae at the front as Jaws, (in the same manner as crabs)


to tear or cut skin, hairs, and occasionally thin bones like those of small birds.
They are Carnivorous/Omnivorous feeding on termites, beetles and anthropods such as millepedes. However when opportunity presents itself, may feed on snakes, small lizards and rodents.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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