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  • Posted March 12, 2011 by Carole Viewed 5655 times
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(BIG) Bug… Jeepers….

Asked Entomologist friend about this bug and here's what he said:

“I think it's an Amblypigid or tail-less whip-scorpion.The first pair of walking legs are highly modified into very long antenna-like sensory appendages (whips). They hunt at night, walking sideways with the ‘whips’ extended, and when prey is encountered, it is grabbed with the raptorial spiny pedipalps sticking out in front of the body.”

Jeepers indeed.

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      2011.03.19 Edited

      Oh and I saw a trailer on television for a prgramme about a place called 'choccy woccy' has to be the one where you take the cake photographs....yes?

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      2011.03.19 Edited

      Off to check under the bed for any bugs like that ...sounds scary