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.
80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia
A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop
A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa
Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice
The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices
Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice