Solifuge (Wind Scorpion/Camel Spider)
Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 4:37 PM
Took this in Afghanistan a few years ago. Just figured I would share. Have read a lot of (true) facts on these wild guys but nothing beats seeing one first hand. Although there are a lot of absurd rumors flying around about them, I can attest that this one was very aggressive and very alert to everything going on around it (like my finger.) He/she was being contained in a temperary glass tank after crawling up a guy’s arm one night.
Since they don’t have venom, Camel Spiders are not a threat to humans, but they do have powerful jaws and we would not relish the thought of being bitten. Thanks for sending your letter and photo.