Paragaleodes sp. (Fluffy Camel Spider) for Sale
Paragaleodes sp. (Fluffy Camel Spider) – Unsexed slings
These arachnids are fast moving aggressive hunters with their massive jaws and it’s front legs work as feelers to detect and its prey. A challenging but interesting captive as always very active and grow very fast. These Arachnids are not scorpions and not spiders, they belong to their own order solifugidae. These are sometimes referred to as Wind, Sun or Camel spiders.
These are best kept in opaque enclosures with a deep sand/ coir based substrate. When heating the enclosure make sure there is a thermal gradient and makes sure there is a night time drop in temperature. Its important to use lots of hides so they can find a place to settle as they can be easily stressed. If your Camel spider is pacing around all day more adequate hiding places are needed.
Also most importantly keep your fingers outside the enclosure, if they bite they tend to hold on for a while.
Solifugae is an order of animals in the class Arachnida known variously as camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders, or solifuges. The order includes more than 1,000 described species in about 153 genera. Despite the common names, they are neither true scorpions (order Scorpiones) nor true spiders (order Araneae). Most species of Solifugae live in dry climates and feed opportunistically on ground-dwelling arthropods and other small animals. The largest species grow to a length of 12–15 cm (5–6 in), including legs. A number of urban legends exaggerate the size and speed of the Solifugae, and their potential danger to humans, which is negligible.
Reference for Solifugae: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeodes
Cool information on Camel Spiders: https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/close-up-on-the-fearsome-jaws-of-camel-spiders
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