Tuesday afternoons with pseudoscorpion

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

This little lady—guessing, it’s either stuffed or gravid—turned up on my arm while I was giving some horrid stinking California laurel the old Rwanda macheté treatment. Casual glance almost bought her a vicious rubbing out as I thought it was a tick. A double check to see if it had started sucking revealed the pedipalps poking around. I think she was actually finding stuff to eat down there too… skin flakes? Skin mites?

Psuedoscorpion under glass

You can click this one to get a high resolution version–

Psuedoscorpion with US penny

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