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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baby Vinegarroons

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida

Vinegarroons range from 25 to 85 mm (0.98 to 3.3 in) in length, with most species not longer than 30 mm (1.2 in); the largest species, of the genus Mastigoproctus, reaching 85 mm (3.3 in)Vinegarroons are found in tropical and subtropical areas excluding Europe, Australia, and, except for an introduced species, Africa. They usually dig underground burrows with their pedipalps, to which they transport their prey. They may also burrow under logs, rotting wood, rocks, and other natural debris. They prefer humid, dark places and avoid light. They also live in the Southern and Southwestern United States

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