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Scorpions are deadly creatures. Their poison can render a man useless in just a few minutes. However, there is a creature that looks like a scorpion, but without the poison. These creatures are called pseudoscorpions. Pseudoscorpions literally means "false scorpions". Microscopes can help in identifying subtle differences between a true scorpion and a pseudoscorpion.

Don't be alarmed when you discover a tiny creature resembling a scorpion (complete with claws) but lacking the tail and stinger. You might believe they are tiny true scorpions. In actuality, they are pseudoscorpions. Pseudoscorpions are harmless to animals and humans. They are normally seen in places where moisture is apparent like in drains, tubs, sinks, stacks of old newspapers, et. They are occasionally trapped in bathtubs or sinks. Because of the smooth surface, they are unable to climb out. You can also find pseudoscorpions outdoors like in moss, under a tree bark, leaf litters, in manure, etc. Try finding pseudoscorpions in your neighborhood using portable field microscopes.

Pseudoscorpions are small, mostly one-fifth of an inch and usually colored brown or red. Pseudoscorpions possess flattened bodies that are shaped like ovals. They have with two prominent pedipalps. These pedipalps are pincer-like appendages. You can use microscopes to further examine these appendages.

Pseudoscorpions can move quickly backward as they move forward, just like a true scorpion. They often appear like a crab when they walk. The most obvious difference is the absence of a curved upward stinger from the rear tip of the abdomen that is usually found among true scorpions. The body color of a pseudoscorpion ranges from yellowish-tan to dark-brown. The paired claws of pseudoscorpions are sometimes black.

Pseudoscorpions are a type of arachnid and are related to spiders, ticks, scorpions, and mites. Without their large pedipalps, pseudoscorpions look very much like ticks. Pseudoscorpions are also similar to scorpions but lack the long tail and stinger that is common to scorpions.

Pseudoscorpions generally have poor vision. They usually possess four eyes. Some may have two eyes while others have none. These creatures use the sensory hairs on their pedipalps to warn them when their prey is nearby. The sensory hairs triggers a reaction to seize the insect when it brushes against the pedipalps. Most pseudoscorpions have poison glands in their pincer-like claws that is generally harmless against humans but are used to paralyze their prey. After paralyzing their prey, pseudoscorpions inject saliva into their victim. They hen feed on the liquified contents.

Pseudoscorpions are rarely seen. This is due to their small size and secretive habits. They also attach themselves to the legs and appendages of beetles, flies and other insects. This permits the pseudoscorpions to "hitchhike" into a home. The pseudoscorpion's pincer-like pedipalps hold venom glands and ducts that are well-developed. It is usually located in the movable part of the pseudoscorpion's pincer and is usually absent in the fixed part. Pseudoscorpions do not bite. The silk gland openings on their jaws are used to make chambers for overwintering, molting or brooding using silk.

With this information, you can now distinguish between a true scorpion and a pseudoscorpion without having to kill the creature.

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Rare Pseudoscorpion, Spider And Planthpper In Dominican Amber
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Rare Pseudoscorpion In Dominican Amber
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