The Truth About Camel Spiders

Paula Cushing, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, presents an overview of the research her lab has conducted for the last 15 years on arachnids called camel spiders in the order Solifugae. These bizarre arachnids are poorly understood and little studied. In her lecture, Cushing dispels common myths and misperceptions about these beasties and provides an overview of the research her lab has conducted that sheds light on the natural history, behavior, and species relationships among camel spider species.