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Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 30, 2020

Tailless Whip Scorpions: Amblypygi We’ve covered the tailless whip scorpion in a previous issue of Notes from the Lab, but they are arachnids, and... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 24, 2020

Hooded Tickspiders: Ricinulei Hooded tickspiders are neither ticks, nor spiders. Like mites, their lineage is an ongoing debate, with the most recent... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

Pseudoscorpions: Pseudoscorpiones Pseudoscorpions are another order of arachnids that largely go unnoticed, yet have colonized just about every environment. Chances are, you’ve... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

Mites: Subclass Acari Mites are the ultimate colonizers. Their miniscule size has allowed them to occupy a wide range of ecological... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 16, 2020

Horseshoe crabs: Xiphosura This one surprised even me. I knew crustaceans were arthropods but… arachnids? Well, therein lies the confusion. Horseshoe crabs... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

Solifugids: Solifugae  Like the harvestmen we covered last week, the solifugids (better known as camel spiders, wind scorpions, or sun spiders) are subject... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

Scorpions: Scorpiones Scorpions are similar to spiders in that they are one of the most charismatic orders of arachnids – which... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 9, 2020

Ticks: Ixodida Listen, I tried to find a silver lining to ticks. I really did. But being the disease ecology nerd... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

Harvestmen: Opiliones Harvestmen, commonly known as daddy long-legs, belong to the order Opiliones, and no, they are not spiders! They are an ancient... Continue Reading

Notes from the Lab: April Arachnid Roundup

  • April 8, 2020

Spiders: Araneae  truly don’t even know where to start with this, the most popular of arachnid orders. We all know spiders.... Continue Reading