Arachnids

Some articles on arachnids, arachnid:

Starship Troopers - Controversy - Allegations of Racism
... Richard Geib has suggested that Heinlein portrayed the individual Arachnids as lacking "minds or souls.. ... suggested that "not only does the nickname 'Bugs' for the arachnids of Klendathu sound too much like a racial slur – think of the derogatory use of the word 'Jew' – but ... Lowndes argues that the war between the Terrans and the Arachnids is not about a quest for racial purity, but rather an extension of Heinlein's belief that man is a wild ...
Book Lung
... used for atmospheric gas exchange and is found in arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders ... Many arachnids, like mites and harvestmen (Opiliones), have no traces of book lungs and breathe through tracheae or through their body surface only ... The oldest book lungs have been recovered from extinct trigonotarbid arachnids preserved in the 410-million-year-old Rhynie chert of Scotland ...
Trigonotarbida - Relationships
... tended to confuse trigonotarbids with other living or extinct groups of arachnids particularly harvestmen (Opiliones) ... In detail, he divided the arachnids into suborders based on the width of the division between the two parts of the body (the prosoma and opisthosoma) ... followed in subsequent studies of fossil arachnids ...
Starship Troopers (board Wargame) - Scenarios
... Operation Bughouse A complete platoon takes on an Arachnid hive ... Revolt! The Skinnies change sides and attack the Arachnids with the help of the Mobile Infantry ... Royalty A reinforced platoon takes on two Arachnids complexes to capture a Brain Bug ...