Arachnids comprise the fascinating eight-legged terrestrial invertebrates and include spiders, scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, ticks and mites. The arachnology collection at the South Australian Museum contains around 300,000 specimens in these groups as well as many centipedes and millipedes (Myriapoda).
Research scientists and students in this group investigate the fascinating world of arachnids which includes spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites. The Museum’s Arachnology Collection comprises more than 300,000 specimens and is referred to extensively by Australian as well as international research scientists. It provides geographical information that informs surveys as well as holotype and voucher specimens that are used for morphological and molecular analysis.