Re: NANFA-- Bite, Sting...? Collecting near Columbus, OH
Sun, 27 May 2001 14:37:04 EDT

In a message dated 5/26/101 12:36:43 PM EST, writes:

<< Now, that's an interesting idea. Are these actual spiders (arachnids) or
some other kind of arthropods? I've had worse stings from bees and madtoms.

Some are arachnids, and some are mistaken for spiders(ex. water strider),
but most can really bite, thats why I always make it a point to watch for
them :) I'm not exactly the authority on water bugs or spiders, but I know
some people who are really interested in them. I'd like to see a giant water
beetle in an aquarium, that would be interesting. One time one of my science
teachers had one, but I never got to see it because it crawled out of the
aquarium and one of the kids mistaked it for a roach and killed it hehe.
___Dan McConnell Marshall, MI

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