Friday, 2 October 2015

Pseudoscorpions

While I was sketching some pine cones something scuttled out and went between the leaves of my sketchbook. It was a tiny pseudoscorpion. They live in leaf litter and inject other tiny creatures with paralyzing venom delivered from their tiny pincers and then cover them with a liquid that soupifys them prior to ingestion. When they think they are under attack they pull everything in and look like a tiny speck of leaf litter. They are incredibly beautiful and its just amazing to watch something so tiny.









3 comments:

  1. Really enjoying your blog, Bowland is an area I love to visit - your lucky to live there!
    Cheers Phil
    I'm going to link from mine
    https://robymilling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. Your blogs pretty interesting too.

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  2. Really enjoying your blog, Bowland is an area I love to visit - your lucky to live there!
    Cheers Phil
    I'm going to link from mine
    https://robymilling.blogspot.com

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