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They have eight legs, with enlarged pedipalps for pinching. They also have a stinger at the tip of the tail, which has six segments. The stinger is connected to poison glands and can cause a painful sting. Scorpions usually are found outdoors under logs and debris, feeding on insects such as cockroaches, but they may wander indoors at night. No Florida scorpion is considered poisonous; in fact, the scorpions found in Florida are considered beneficial, and should be spared, when possible.


Wakulla County Extension Address
84 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Monday - Friday
8:00am – 5pm

Samantha Kennedy
UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director & FCS Agent
Phone (850) 926-3931

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