They avoid light by staying hidden in daytime and hunting at night. When exposed in the open, they do not try to escape, but become immobile and flatten themselves to the ground.
When they find a hiding spot, they keep it for a few days or weeks before looking for another one. Whipscorpions are unusual in that they prefer vertical to horizontal surfaces, unlike most other arachnids.
Their primary means of defence is to scurry away with surprising speed. And to further confuse predators, they tend to scatter in all directions.
If two similar-sized males meet, they engage in combat. After a ritual salute, they push each other with their pair of pedipalps, holding them open. The loser withdraws as a sign of submission.