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    Bug help? What is this?


    I'm posting here cause I'm concerned it's a tick....I've never seen anything like this so I'm really not sure. It's odd pincher things caught my eye as I was sweeping my floor so I took a quick picture. Any idea what it is?

    *edit* after doing some research I'm thinking this is a psudoscorpion which is apparently harmless...
    Last edited by Sowa; 05-24-2013 at 08:28 PM.

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    Ick!

    Not seen anything like THAT before. Glad to read it is not dangerous but still - ICK! (Bugs are not high on my list of 'likes,' can you tell? LOL)
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    I have a good friend who is a big bug person, I'll ask her!
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    It's a Pseudoscorpion, a species of Spider...

    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2007/07/...udoscorpion-2/
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    YEs, my friend confirmed it

    " It's a pseudoscorpion. Like true scorpions, it's an arachnid. Harmless to humans; kind of an interesting little predator. Tiny, though; I've seen footage of one getting a claw snipped off by a protective mama earwig after the pseudoscorpion made the mistake of going after her eggs.
    More on pseudoscorpion biology and diversity here. the little critter looks a lot like the "book scorpion" in one photo. Was it found in your friend's home? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscorpion"
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    My friend has them in her house all the time. They eat ants and she gets ants. They're so tiny you barely know they're around most of the time.
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