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 #2167005


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 I need a pro to identify this

Ok i am almost positive this is a camel spider, but i would like some pro to verify this. the reason i am alarmed is i always thought these were found in the deserts throughout the mideast ( iraq, saudi arabia) however these pics below are from summerlin las vegas!!! do these things actualy have a natural habitat in the US deserts, or is this the product of some stowaway nightmare because apparently these are seen all over my brothers apartment complex.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/ramsin09/c2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/ramsin09/c1.jpg



08/03/10  11:31pm

 #2167006


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  Message To: Ramsinbabakhan   In reference to Message Id: 2167005


 I need a pro to identify this




08/03/10  11:35pm

 #2167022


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  Message To: Ramsinbabakhan   In reference to Message Id: 2167006


 I need a pro to identify this

Yup, that is a solifugae, more commonly known as a camel spider. And yes, they do live natively in the US, not just in the Middle East. They’re not particularly dangerous to humans, but they can give you a painful bite if you go bothering one.



08/04/10  02:34am

 #2167023


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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2167022


 I need a pro to identify this

Yes that is a Solifugae. They can grow to a foot long very quickly and appear out of nowhere. If you do get bit by one no matter the size, expect great amounts of pain for 24 hours. Liken it to a gun shot wound.



08/04/10  02:40am

 #2167024


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  Message To: Ramsinbabakhan   In reference to Message Id: 2167006


 I need a pro to identify this

Yes that is a Solifugae. They can grow to a foot long very quickly and appear out of nowhere. If you do get bit by one no matter the size, expect great amounts of pain for 24 hours. Liken it to a gun shot wound.



08/04/10  02:40am

 #2167026


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  Message To: FriendofReptiles   In reference to Message Id: 2167024


 I need a pro to identify this

Actually there are a ton of urban legends about them, such as their size. The largest they get is about 6" legs included. They also produce no venom, so the pain from a bite comes solely from the skin wound itself. If you’re interested in reading up here are a few informative sites:

Bugguide.net
Absolute astronomy
Solpugid.com



08/04/10  03:13am

 #2167057


Ramsinbabakhan
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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2167026


 I need a pro to identify this

thank you all for the quick responses. i really wasn’t expecting to see these out here in vegas, once again ty all for your input and info.



08/04/10  11:43am


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