Monday, May 26, 2008
I thought about solfugids today after stumbling across this youtube video. Youtube is an unbelievably good source for unique glimpses of the natural world via amateur video. The soldiers were probably trying to fight these animals, but something else happened. As far as I know this is the only video of solfugids mating and their method is scarily unique, even among arachnids.
**Caution** Video contains adult language/commentary.
See the video here:
Tarantula! This is one of the South American giants. African species are generally not as colorful.
Wolf spider with eggsac.
Deer, taken with my telephoto lens. This lens has incredible zoom capabilities (better than the binoculars I borrowed from Cornell!).
Sunday, May 18, 2008
P. imperator is not found in Kenya, but five of its close relatives are. That's okay, I already have a picture with this species.
Scorpions of Kenya
(Few scorpions are dangerous, red denotes species to be careful around)
Parabuthus granimanus granimanus
Uroplectes fischeri fischeri
Iomachus politus politus
Pandinus pallidusPandinus viatoris