texas solfugids ?

Arachnokid 93

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Hello I just got back from a camping trip in the texas hill country and found a little solfugid. Now I do not know a lot about them but I know general info on them. But I dont know any thing about ones from this part of th world. I want to know how big they get and what is the sci. name.

thanks Arachnokid 93
 

Tarantula_Hawk

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well without a pic its hard to identify the species.. but since ur from texas the camel spider u found is almost certainly a member of the family Eremobatidae...their size varies but the "big" north american ones dont get over 2-3 cm of body lenght :)
 

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For years I was used to finding the bigger ones that are common out in w tx. Then I found smaller, darker ones in the Austin area. That's when I found out there is more than one species in Texas. I researched this a long time ago. I can't remember all the species and I still think they are working on it. Someone that really knows this stuff would probably need to see a picture of it. What town were you closest to? Since you were camping, not many real good family areas to camp at in deep w tx so I'm guessing you were in the c tx area(?). If that's the case and the solfugid is around .5 inches or a little more, I'd guess it's close to full grown. The species in c tx don't get as big as the w tx species. All that's personal experience and not hard facts, but it might help you out while you look into it more. I have some pics of the smaller species I've found around here. I may try to dig them up. I kept the smaller ones for a while and, could be my imagination but they seemed a little more hardy in a terr than the larger species in w tx.
 

Arachnokid 93

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I was in a little town called uvalde in west texas. This solfugid looks just like all the solfugids I have seen a light tan in color and about 1 inch long.
 

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Yeah, you probably don't have the smaller species I had in mind then going by how big you say it is. I think Solifugids are still kind of a mystery. T Hawk is right, need a pic. The smaller sp are tan too but a little darker. I've never been able to keep them alive very long. Maybe there is some new info out there. I think you're not getting a lot of replies because the Solifugid topic has been hammered so I'd hit "search" but you may have done that already. Good luck with it.
 

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Don't think this will help you out much but it's kind of interesting. I dug through some old pics. The darker one is a smaller species I found around Austin. Been a year since I tried to research it a little and I couldn't find pics or much info. I just read there are 26 species found in tx, that have been discovered so far. The first pic is of a sp I found in the Austin area. Then second is one I found this past weekend in w tx, very common out there.

 
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