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So I found this insect in my home looks very nasty, don't know what it is, got 3 young children in the house so squashed it.

 

Anyone know what it is?

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Does it look like this insect? Your picture is too dark. Hard to compare.

 

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Thelyphonida is an arachnid order comprising invertebrates commonly known as whip scorpions or vinegaroons (also spelled vinegarroons and vinegarones). The name "whip scorpion" refers to their resemblance to true scorpions and possession of a whiplike tail. "Vinegaroon" is based on their ability when attacked to discharge an offensive liquid which contains acetic acid, producing a vinegar-like smell

 

https://www.thailandnatureproject.com/thelyphonida---whip-scorpions.html

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Fake scorpion- harmless.

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Just googled it... Whip Scorpion (Arachnid)

apparently not poisonous, but can bite - Wiki explains the bite is a painful as vinegar getting into a cut, this is due to some acid spray released (I've learned something new anyway).

 

Its looks scary enough. The looks alone would keep me well away from the little beast !

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10 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Just googled it... Whip Scorpion (Arachnid)

apparently not poisonous, but can bite - Wiki explains the bite is a painful as vinegar getting into a cut, this is due to some acid spray released (I've learned something new anyway).

 

Its looks scary enough. The looks alone would keep me well away from the little beast !

Yes, indeed everyday always learning, Dick

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I squished one once with my foot

A very strong and foul vinegar smell was secreted 

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 Not harmless one was in my crash helmet sprayed my face with something that felt like acid

Burned my face my face took a week to heal up the skin turned black after a couple of days then gradually peeled of  i was lucky it didn't go into my eye

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21 minutes ago, Canuck1966 said:

I squished one once with my foot

A very strong and foul vinegar smell was secreted 

That was a Backpacker you nasty person 😢

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