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Vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus(?)
Often called a "whipscorpion" due to the long, thin tail, the common name Vinegaroon is due to the vinegar spray that is shot from the tail base when disturbed. They are otherwise considered non-venomous. These nocturnal arachnids are often found in deserts, but also can be found in grasslands and mountains. They have poor vision and rely on vibrations to find their way.

#quirkynature curated by me.
#naturemonday curated by +Kate Church, +Rolf Hicker.

Loophole into #SpiderSunday since they are often mistaken for Spiders and both are Arachnids (+Chris Mallory, +Kimberly Hosey , +Kjetil Greger Pedersen).

#ScienceSunday #nature #arachnid
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Quite a fearsome looking beast this is, thanks for sharing for SpiderSunday even if its not technically a spider :)
 
I love vinegaroons! Definitely a welcome addition to #SpiderSunday . Awesome capture.
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