Centipedes, Scorpions, Millipedes & Other Unusual Arthropods

Challenge #72 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's your chance to showcase those unusual little Arthropod critters which don't fit into the world of spiders or insects. These include scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, slaters, (woodlice or pill bugs), mites, ticks, small crustaceans; (no lobsters or large crabs, please.....) Macro and close-up shots welcome. Where possible, the subjects should be outside in their natural environment. Check Wikipedia or http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740 for further information. MAXIMUM SIZE 1,600px.
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Shield Shrimp
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These are desert dwellers whose eggs lie dormant until rain falls, then hatch and grow while conditions allow.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 13th November, 2013 09:55 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 14th June, 2013
Focal length: 180 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
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