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Do You Have Scorpions In Your Books?

Do you have old books lying around?

Open them up and you might discover these critters hiding between the pages!
But there’s no need for alarm, while they look scary, they’re actually harmless to humans and beneficial for your old books.
Meet the Pseudoscorpion (aka Chelonethida).
 

These guys live in old books and live on a diet of booklice, who like to eat old books’ binding glue, as well as clothes moths, carpet beetle larva, ants and mites. They’re actually tiny, no bigger than 0.31 inches, and you usually don’t even notice when they’re there.

So next time you pull out a book and see one of these fellas inside, don’t freak out or harm it – it’s just there, guarding your valuable books…
 
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