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I know why! Just the name suggests that it might be edible! Although Vinegar Cookies don't sound that good either. :yuck:Alston Neal wrote:Vinegaroons, I don't know why but they gross me more than scorps.
Ditto. WTF is that thing? I just looked up and apparently it is non-venomous ... but can/does it bite people?paulhubbard wrote:I've lived in AZ all my life and can honestly say I've never seen a Vinegaroon. Until this post, I had never even haerd of them. They do look pretty dicey.
Looks like a cross between a Scorpion and a Beetle! Apparently it's major means of defense is that it emits vinegar! Apparently some people may be allergic to this type of vinegar so handling is not recommended. It is in the Arachnid family and is considered a type of Whip Scorpion, but it does not have a stinger! I guess Arachnid enthusiasts love to have them in their collection, lol! They are nocturnal, which I guess explains why we probably never see them....chumley wrote:Ditto. WTF is that thing? I just looked up and apparently it is non-venomous ... but can/does it bite people?
Ok, I can't wait any longer. Here's a map. You figure it out: http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=1258azbackpackr wrote:Trivia time: Do you know of a place in Arizona named after the Vinegaroon? (I do!)
Oh, the sounds I would make if I saw one. Would have to change my pants as well.azpride wrote:Camel Spider. I shrieked in a very embarrassing manner when I encountered one of those guys run past me at night in the desert near Tombstone last year.