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    Is this a baby scorpion?



    I spotted a tiny flake on my toy shelf, went to brush it away, and it moved. It wasn't any kind of small insect I'd seen prior and I managed to snap a macro shot of it. To me it looks like some kind of baby scorpion going by the tiny pincers, perhaps a whiptail variety since it lacks the usual tail, but there aren't any around this region, I don't believe(I have never seen one locally outside of pet stores). It was about 4mm diameter total. If it came from anywhere it may have been a stowaway inside a recent eBay purchase. Maybe someone here can tell me exactly what it is.

    It scurried away while I was taking the photo off the SD card, possibly in the very slim space between the shelf and wall. I haven't seen it again. If I can find it I'd brush it into a cup and put it outside, but it's gone for now.

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    I spotted a tiny flake on my toy shelf, went to brush it away, and it moved. It wasn't any kind of small insect I'd seen prior and I managed to snap a macro shot of it. To me it looks like some kind of baby scorpion going by the tiny pincers, perhaps a whiptail variety since it lacks the usual tail, but there aren't any around this region, I don't believe(I have never seen one locally outside of pet stores). It was about 4mm diameter total. If it came from anywhere it may have been a stowaway inside a recent eBay purchase. Maybe someone here can tell me exactly what it is.

    It scurried away while I was taking the photo off the SD card, possibly in the very slim space between the shelf and wall. I haven't seen it again. If I can find it I'd brush it into a cup and put it outside, but it's gone for now.

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    It's a psuedo scorpion or "book scorpion"
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    It's a psuedo scorpion or "book scorpion"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus Prime View Post
    Says they prefer dusty environments- I'd just taken some picture frames out of the closet and hung them up above the Skeletor shelf, it was probably on one of them. Still the first time I'd ever seen one, even though it says they're common.

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