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This is a long-legged (rather than stout-legged) Opilionid. It’s also near microscopic- the body length is about 3mm from the edge of the carapace to the edge of the opithosoma.

I ramped the magnification up with a 12x adapter. Shots below are handheld- I didn’t get many keepers.

This is the strangest morphology I have ever seen on an arthropod. The pedipalps have a long elongated thumb. In fact, chances are that this is the first time anyone has ever seen this species before. So today you (probably) get to see something very unique.

On the Bark-

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Grooming

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Just Odd

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Remember folks, this guy has an actual body-length of 3mm :)

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