meet alfred the book scorpion (also: house scorpion):
i noticed this little guy crawl up from behind a shelf in my room.
pseudoscorpions (they resemble scorpions, but lack the long abdomen and stinger of “real” scorpions) usually hunt for small insects like psocoptera (booklice, barklice), so i think he’ll be allowed to stay in my room.
i named him alfred, after batman’s butler.
over at somethingcrawlinginmyhair.com, there’s an article about book scorpions and the challenge of identification by tim eisele.
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Hahahah. Just reading the URL “somethingcrawlinginmyhair.com” made my skin crawl. :)
Also: how do you he’s a “he”? Maybe it should be called … Frieda? :)
sorry … i meant: how do you *know he’s a “he”
hehe, you’re right.
gender identification is probably not as hard as exact species ID, so i think i’ll try to get to a microscope next time i come across him/her. :)