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The Invisible Forest

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Life and death in a microscopic ecological community.

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The Wild Side

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Can you smell spiders? Do young spiders go ballooning?

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Image of a tick.

Tick

Tick.

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Tick (Underside)

Tick (view of underside).

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Ticks

Three species are most commonly encountered in Missouri.
Ticks drink the blood of humans and other mammals. The idea of blood-sucking parasites is hideous enough, but ticks can carry serious, sometimes deadly diseases. Learn more about these large mites and how to protect yourself from their bites.

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Pseudoscorpion

Tiny Hitchers

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Pseudoscorpions get around in an unusual way.

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Tiny, Tenacious, Terrible Ticks

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They look repulsive, and their behavior is downright nasty.

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Image of a tree trunk jumping spider (front view).

Tree Trunk Spider

Photo of a tree trunk jumping spider (front view).

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Image of tree trunk jumping spider (showing abdomen).

Tree Trunk Spider

Photo of a tree trunk jumping spider, showing abdomen.

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Image of a tree trunk jumping spider (front view).

Tree Trunk Spider

Platycriptus undatus
The tree trunk spider is a jumping spider that usually lives on tree trunks. Its gray, tan, and brown coloration camouflages it against tree bark. There is usually an undulating pattern on the abdomen.

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