Wednesday, February 14, 2018

These bizarre, harmless arachnids look like something from the movie “Alien”. They are nocturnal and use their basket-like claws to grab insects. We always can count on finding several of these on every Herping Trip. We look around and on the buttresses of trees. They are quite fast, but if you’re lucky to grab one, totally harmless to hold. Be careful though, they’re actually kind of fragile.
Amazon Tailless Whip Scorpion,
(Heterophrynus batesi)