Tailless Whipscorpion

Tailless Whipscorpion Photo, Picture
  • Common Name: Tailless Whipscorpion
  • Order Name: Amblypygi
  • Family Name: Tarantulidae

Scientists have classified many animals as arachnids. Spiders, scorpions, daddy longlegs, and ticks are all well-known arachnids. There are many other arachnids that are not as well known. Most people never see creatures like the sun spiders, the pseudoscorpions, and the tailless whip scorpions. Even though these arachnids are uncommon, many people find them very interesting.

Tailless whipscorpion run sideways on six legs, with their front pair having specialized ferocious pincers to catch its prey. Active at night, these spider relatives have no silk glands of poisonous fangs but rely on stealth, speed and very sharp jaws. Their whipscorpion relatives also lack poison glands although are able to spray their prey with a mixture containing acetic acid.