Young whip spiders or tailless whip scorpions (Damon diadema) (Amblypygi); molting and leaving the mother. Have modified antenniform legs for tactile and olfactory senses, as well as communication. Spends daylight hours hiding in rock crevices, beneath stones, under peeling bark, or holes in tree trunks, Ventures out at night to hunt or mate. Found in parts of Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and other parts of Central Africa. Captive breding project.
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