I will be ordering my next invert from a different site that that one so I will just wait on the camel spider until it arises on a different site. The “venomous daddy-longlegs” myth; The “brown recluse” myth "Deadly" banana spiders in the news; Several urban legends sites include spider material, but the above (compiled from other sites including www.snopes.com) is the most complete. More Info Here. If she didn’t eat enough before mating though she may die during this waiting period of several weeks. There will usually be pain medications, steroids, and antibiotics given to help ensure the wound stays clean. written consent of the author. Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). Copyright © 2001-2002, Jon When she turned 100 the local news in Rapid City asked her what her secret to living so long was and she told them she supposed it was \"being ornery.\" If you'd like to see her interviewed earlier this year upon reaching 102 and about her life since 1918 where she lived in a sod house and rode a horse to school, there is a video on the following page.https://www.blackhillsfox.com/content/news/102-year-old-Rapid-City-woman-shares-more-than-a-century-of-memories-Along-the-Way-568888751.htmlIn this video we visit with my ornery camel spider Methuselah, observe a few bugs at the blacklight set up in my backyard, watch an owl's failed attack upon a squirrel and pick winners from comments areas of a couple recent videos. They have them? ?• Image Gallery: An Internet Bestiary, Deadly Scorpions, Camel Spiders and Snakes...U.S. Marine Corps News, 17 April 2003, Spider Myths: Horrors of the Desert (Camel Spider)From the Spider Myths Site, Fact Sheet: Camel SpidersForce Health Protection & Readiness Website, 29 December 2010, Egyptian Giant Solpugid (Camel Spider)National Geographic, The Arachnid Order SolifugaeScientific information on solifugids (or solpugids, e.g. comments at: jon@petbugs.com. She can have up to 200 of them at a time or as few as 50. However, their popular name is the Camel Spider. Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. Camel Spider Care Different species have different care needs. FEMALE Photo taken by Jon Fouskaris. I saw one at backwaterreptiles.com but I think I might pass until I find one from a different site. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device. Make sure your question is not already question answered in the ad's description or store policies listed on the ad. Methuselah isn't the world's largest camel spider, but US species like this don't typically live even a month as pet bugs. They can be hard to get rid of due to the many hiding places they find in a home. They also enjoy other hiding areas such as rocks, logs, etc. They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions and others. It says there out of stock right now. Yet the debate continues by experts about them. Camel spiders belong to the class Arachnida, but while all spiders are arachnids, not all arachnids are spiders. They may have found them in various areas of a home. The info you will usually come across is to feed them every day or two, but I found that my second one lived longer when I wasn't always feeding it. She has to consume extra food before mating too so that she has fat to live on. *Information provided by Frank Somma. However, they typically move much slower than that unless they feel that they are in danger and have to get out of harms way in a hurry. There isn’t any truth found to them biting humans in an effort to be able to consume their flesh. Good luck. Rick Vetter's Spider Pages. One argument people make is that this Spider features 10 legs. They will eat both live insects and those that have been found dead. Camel spiders are known to reside in arid regions all over the world, including the southwestern United States. What is surprising is that they don’t live in Australia. David Emery is an internet folklore expert, and debunker of urban legends, hoaxes, and popular misconceptions. This scary-looking creature (actually, what you see in the photo is a pair of scary-looking creatures dangling end-to-end) is indeed commonly called a camel spider (also "wind scorpion"), but in fact it's neither a spider (entomologists know it as a solifugid or solpugid), nor is it exclusively found in the Middle East. Their size varies dramatically from species to species; the smallest are just under 1 cm (0.4 in) in head-body length, while the largest reach lengths of up to 15 cm (6 in) (including legs). They must be provided with an appropriately similar substrate to their natural habitat, be that soil, sand, mulch, or peat moss. Now, does anyone know a good care sheet for these? You can also check for responses on our site.