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arachnid-any wingless, carnivorous arthropod. Including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy long legs.
nervous system-the system of nerves/nerve centers in an animal or human. including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, or ganglia.
cave beetles
Cave Insects
Creepy Creatures of Cave
Cave Cricket

Hip Hop! This little cave cricket is capable of jumping incredible heights
Swarm of giant cave cockroaches
Swarms of cave cockroaches scatter over the cave walls and floors
Cave Spider
This spider is a beauty of nature that is important to cave life.
 There are many different types of creatures in caves such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, arachnids, and insects. But insects and arachnids probably make up most of a cave's inhabitants. 

There are many types of rare and odd insects in caves. Odd as in, almost all of them don't have eyes! That's  right, they are so adapted to cave life, some don't even need eyes to guide them through the darkness. Instead, their other senses are greatly enhanced. Cave insects' empty eye sockets are used to store fat for when food in the cave gets scarce. Because they don't have eyes, their nervous system is incredible. The sensitive nerves are used to tell the slightest change in temperature, and the size of other possible mates and enemies. So basically, they can see without seeing. Also, cave insects live a slow life. As a result, cave insects can live up to a century!  Many of the cave insects have these enhanced senses, such as cave cockroaches, crickets, scorpions, millipedes, spiders, centipedes, and more.

 Probably the most disgusting, and most absolutely gruesome of all cave insects is the  Giant Cave Cockroach. Cave cockroaches are found near, no, under, bats. More specifically, in their guano. Bat guano is a bat's feces. Cave cockroaches have adapted to life in giant piles of bat guano. They eat and draw nutrients from it, breed, and thrive in it. Not only do they eat the droppings, they also occasionally eat the actual bat when a mother bat looses grip on her child, and it falls, into millions, BILLIONS, of hungry cockroaches below.

Yes, life is truly different in a cave, isn't it? It's amazing what these creatures do to adjust to life in a cave. Cave insects are, as you can see, very interesting, and scientists are still studying them today. New facts are being uncovered every moment. It really is true, cave insects are amazing.