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Solifugae

This solifugid is of the family Eremobatidae.

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Very neat close-up! When I saw that pic I immediately thought of a walrus, big moustache and the tusks...:D
 

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Originally posted by ArachnoJoost
Very neat close-up! When I saw that pic I immediately thought of a walrus, big moustache and the tusks...:D

Yeah, the Eremobatids can have very bizzare chelicerae structure, but it is extremely effective, as even just the 1 inchers, such as E. pallipes or E. californicus can take down small lizards. Relative to body size, solifugids have the strongest jaw pressure out of any animal on the planet.

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Originally posted by T. blondi
an excellent example of a labidognathy spider. :) ;)

Hi T. blondi, actually this is a solifugid, also commonly known as windscorpions, or sunspiders, but they are not scorpions or spiders at all, they are of their own very unique arachnid order: Solifugae (approx. 900 species, 12 families).

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One other question how is solifugid pronounced?
 
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Originally posted by jwb121377
One other question how is solifugid pronounced?
I always thought it was something like "soul - LIFF - you - gid"
 

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Originally posted by Mister Internet
I always thought it was something like "soul - LIFF - you - gid"
I thought so too, until someone told me I was wrong. I for the life of me don't remeber how he said it.:? I think we may be right on this one.
 

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I've heard it most commonly pronounced soul-if-you-jid. :?
I wonder if the "g" is pronounced like g or j. :confused:
How do you pronounce it Alex? You're pretty much the authority on these guys so how ever you say it works for me. :)
Awesome pic by the way! Is that one of yours?

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Solifugid

Hey jwb121377, Mr.I, and Gary, it is actually pronounced "Soul-if-oo-jid", with a "J" sound. Such as in the Order nam, "Soul-if-oo-jay".

I did ID the specimen in the photo, but sadly the pic is not mine, just thought I would share it because it is such a great closeup of the chelicerae :)

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Alex to the rescue. I never knew for certain and 99.9% of the people I meet have never herd of them. They are quite cool. I miss my last one, that died in Aug. It used wave it's little arm at me when I opened it's encloser. Can't wait to find them for sale again.

Mister Internet, and Atrax Thanks for the help.
 
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My bad :8o , I jumped to conclusions. Saw the chelicera structure and thought it was a spider lmao. I knew that the other forum title was "tarantulas", so I mistakenly thought this was a "other spiders" forum. Like Lycosidae and salticidae, lol.
 
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Originally posted by T. blondi
My bad :8o , I jumped to conclusions. Saw the chelicera structure and thought it was a spider lmao. I knew that the other forum title was "tarantulas", so I mistakenly thought this was a "other spiders" forum. Like Lycosidae and salticidae, lol.

Hey man, dont sweat it :) Some spider chelicerae really can look similar to that of solifugids.

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Originally posted by jwb121377
Alex to the rescue. I never knew for certain and 99.9% of the people I meet have never herd of them. They are quite cool. I miss my last one, that died in Aug. It used wave it's little arm at me when I opened it's encloser. Can't wait to find them for sale again.

Mister Internet, and Atrax Thanks for the help.

Hey Jeremy, yeah, they sure are very unique arachnids. Its always frustrating when specimens die, as you automatically want another to replace it, because they are so awesome :)

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hey alex, what do you know about egyptian giant banded solfugids, i want to get one soon. and also, its not so hard to find them, i went to yahoo.com and typed in Galeodes Granti and found a bunch of places that where selling them.
 

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Hi Justin, I just replied to your question in the thread you made. Check it out :)

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