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Karasbergia methueni


Introduction: The hard, gritty soils of southern Namibia are the places to look for the Karasbergia methueni, although observations and recordings of this species are very limited. Features include slender pedipalps and a granular carapace, 6 eyes (unusual) a very round, bead-like tail segments.
Distribution: Karasberg Mountains, Orange River and Fish River Canyon extending north as far as Aus, BethaniŽ and Keetmanshoop.
Diet: Insects, spiders and other small scorpions.
Colouration: Cryptic markings and colours make it difficult to observe in the day. Night observations with UV light offers the best results.
Breeding: Females give birth to litters usually under rocks and in crevices.
Maximum size: 23mm.

Alte Kalkofen Lodge

80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia

Birds Mansion

A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop

Canyon Hotel

A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa

Keetmanshoop Central Lodge

Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice

Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park

The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices

Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp

Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice

Swakopmund Car Hire