Scorpions in Knoxville
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Scorpions are predatory arachnids in the order Scorpiones. Like spiders and all other arachnids, they have eight legs. However, as opposed to spiders, scorpions have crab-like pinchers called pedipalps and a barbed tail. By the looks of scorpions, we may think that they are mostly the same, only differing in size and color, but that is not the case with these creatures. Some families of scorpions are unique, including the extraordinary-looking family of whip scorpions. The barb at the end of a scorpion’s tail delivers venom to their victim, but the vast majority of the species do not present much threat to humans.

In most cases, healthy adults do not need any medical treatment after being stung. When scorpions are flashed by wavelengths of ultraviolet light, such as that produced by a black light, they reflect a dazzling turquoise color due to the presence of fluorescent chemicals in their shell. If you’ve seen these creatures around your Knoxville home or property, check out the Bulwark guide on how to get rid of whip scorpions and everything you should know about them.

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