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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Not As Bad As It Looks


This is a tailless whip scorpion and despite its name, it is not going to do you any harm. If you mess with it, the worst it can do is pinch you with those spiky pedipalps. It belongs to an order of invertebrates called amblypigids which means 'blunt rump.' Rather personal I would say but it is merely to highlight the lack of tail.

6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It looks creepy, but cool! Great shot! Enjoy your week ahead!

Chris Rohrer said...

That is so cool! I'm hoping to see one one day!

Kathie Brown said...

Celeste, you have given me yet another education. I had not heard of these, but they sure are ugly! Looks like a space alien from a horror movie!

Celeste said...

They are slightly weird looking creatures Eileen but very peaceful :)

Celeste said...

The amount of time you spend out and about exploring Chris I am sure you will see one soon. :)

Celeste said...

Awwww now you have hurt his feelings Kathie! :)

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