Archive : camel spider

May 02 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous | 26 comments

Very Scarey Spider – ID help

Scarey Spider

Not quite gardening but he must have come inside from the garden. I woke up this morning to see this very large spider above my head on the ceiling! I’m generally not scared of spiders. They leave me alone and I stay away from them so I have a fairly healthy relationship with them. But this is just a bit too much for me … and frankly, I’m terrified of this guy [...]

Mar 14 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 6 comments

What are Solifuges?

Haarskeeder

Have you ever in your life seen anything so weird as this?? Found this on our outside deck! Had to do some research on this creature – Hannes calls it a haarskeeder! Members of the order Solifugae,  usually referred to as solifuges, solifugids, solpugids or by an assortment of vernacular names (e.g., camel spiders, false spiders, haarskeerders, jagspinnekoppe, jerrymanders, roman spiders, sun spiders, walzenspinnen, wind scorpions), are a diverse and fascinating, yet [...]