Tailless Whipscorpion

Tailless Whipscorpion

Common Name: Tailless Whipscorpion

Order Name: Amblypygi

Family Name: Tarantulidae

Tailless whipscorpion run sideways on six legs, with their front pair having specialized ferocious pincers to catch its prey. Active at night, these spider relatives have no silk glands of poisonous fangs but rely on stealth, speed and very sharp jaws. Their whipscorpion relatives also lack poison glands although are able to spray their prey with a mixture containing acetic acid.