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I was searching the desert around my home in Ft. Thomas, Arizona in search of different scorpion species and I came across what looked like a scorpion just poking out from under a dead cactus branch. When I pulled the cactus branch up, poised with my specimen cup for swift collection, this critter with the body of a scorpion, no tail at all, and instead of pincers it had blunt stubs with bristles covering them. I then chased it down and when I dropped it into my 5 1/2 gal. glass tank, it climbed up the glass with it's bristled stubs (motion like climbing a ladder without using your legs) and bolted. I wish I could supply a picture but I had no time to snap a shot. If anyone could identify this for me and/or supply more information on this amazing creature I would greatly appreciate it. It has been stumping me for almost a year. Thanks.

wind or whip scorpion
See wind..

tailless whip..

wind scorpion
hey im glad to see that you have pictures of this spider because i have one just like it, but i just wanted to know what do they eat?

I don't really know
but I imagine they eat insects, small lizards and that kind of thing.

Just Google 'wind scorpion'
Lots of sites out there like this.

I greatly appreciate the replies, it was in fact a wind scorpion. Man those buggers can climb fast! I wish I could find another one to take a picture of it.

oh yeah. didnt read the no pi
oh yeah. didnt read the no pincer part. proabbly a wind scorpion then.

whip scorpion?
probabaly a whip scorpion

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