Velvet Worm

When disecting a Bromeliad with students of the Bethel college we found something unusual: a Velvet Worm of the Oroperipatus genus. We had not seen something like this before; those animals actually have their own phylum (Onychophora) and hunt insects by "spitting glue" at them.


Those who are curious check out the wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onychophora


If anyone has an idea on the exact identification of the species let us know!





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