Although they may look formidable, they lack venom and are harmless. People for the West newsletter for October 2020 now online, Tucson City Council and the “Climate Emergency”, Why Wind and Solar Generation of Electricity Fail – California learns the hard way, PFW newsletter for September, 2020 now online, Broken: a new murder mystery by Lonni Lees, Review ‘Helvetia-Rosemont: Arizona’s Hardscrabble Mining Camp’, Mines, Minerals, and “Green” Energy: A Reality Check, Hydroxychloroquine-based COVID-19 Treatment, A Systematic Review, No Reduction of Atmospheric CO2 Due to Economic Slowdown, The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Endangerment Finding, See People for the West May 2020 newsletter, Climate at a Glance from the Heartland Institute, Examining the Effect of the Border Wall on Private and Tribal Landowners, USGS Mineral Commodities Summary 2020: Arizona’s piece of the pie, Just another climate extinction prediction scare from the UofA. You may see all three in or around your house if you live in southern Arizona. Camel spiders live in deserts and get their name from their humped appearance. Vinegaroons? The giant hairy scorpion is up to six inches long. I think he or she would be very interested in your personal observations about the size of the animals. But both companies say that scorpions are the hardest thing to keep away. They live in dry areas of Africa, Asia, India, North America, and South America. The Vinegarroon is not venomous and is not a true scorpion. This situation creates false perspective and makes the arachnids look larger than they really are. They are generally kept in glass tanks or terrariums. In turn, they are preyed upon by owls, lizards, snakes, rodents, and bats. He does this by stroking her with his pedipalps or chelicerae. The "EDIBLE DESERT PLANTS" page is an index to my articles on edible and medicinal plants of the Sonoran Desert. The giant whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) is the species that is most often referred to as a vinegaroon. In front of these legs are the strong pedipalps, which have claws and act as pincers. Sun spiders are not spiders but Solpugids (or solifugae). The animals also have structures known as racket organs or malleoli on the underside of their last pair of legs. Symptoms of envenomation include numbness, frothing at the mouth, difficulties in breathing (including respiratory paralysis), muscle twitching, and convulsions. 7 Answers. These animals occur throughout southeastern Arizona and Sonora, usually at higher elevations.