Tag: "arachnids" at biology news
Best bet for saving cave species
...n DC and his colleagues. Crustaceans, insects and arachnids
comprise the majority of cave species and most are eyeless, unpigmented and delicate-looking. These characteristics led people in the 17th century to think that the white salamanders that washed out of caves in eastern Europe were dragon larvae. ...
Ancient tick found in New Jersey leaves experts guessing
... Tick experts currently believe that these arachnids
evolved in South America. "The idea that ticks originated in South America has not been helped by this find," Klompen said. "The specimen is old enough ...
Scientists believe ancient arachnids may have spun silk like modern spiders
... is a trigonotarbid -- part of an ancient group of arachnids
that were among the first animals to colonize land...ormally destroy the thin, delicate exoskeletons of arachnids
and insects when they die, but something about the chemistry of the fossil site preserved the fine d...