They will bite if they feel that they are threatened in any way. If you were bitten by a camel spider, the bite area should be disinfected immediately, in order to prevent a serious infection.
Most camel spiders lay their eggs in underground areas. An interesting fact about camel spiders is that they will go towards light at night, but they seek shadow and dark places at daylight, mostly because they try to avoid walking on hot ground areas.
They will follow your shadow if you are ever near them because they are trying to avoid contact with hot grounds.
There are many myths about camel spiders, one of them is the theory that their name originates out of their tendency to attack camels, and it could not be more wrong since these animals are called camel spiders because they live in deserts and that’s all.
Today, there are about nine hundred species of camel spiders. Camel spiders avoid humans as much as possible, they prefer uninhabited areas.
Camel spiders can move at velocities of almost 10 miles per hour.
Their oxygen intake capacity is high, and this is the reason why they can move so fast, but they have a short life span because of this high metabolic activity.
The hairs and spines that cover their bodies allow them to sense the ground vibrations and they also contribute to their ability to move very fast.
Camel spiders only come out during the summer and spring seasons, they avoid coming out in cold seasons.