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Creature Feature

Sarah Buzaglo

Close your eyes and picture the hairiest, scariest creature you can imagine; I’ll bet you’re picturing an arachnid!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Arachnid is the scientific name given to spiders, scorpions, ticks, and mites — with over 75,000 species living everywhere from rain forests to deserts to your bedroom pillow. That’s right. Your bedroom might be housing an arachnid this very moment, although you may not see it, since most arachnids are eight-legged, microscopic creatures smaller than your hand. Here are nine interesting arachnids and where they’re found. 


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