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There's always a bigger arthropod.. by melvynyeo There's always a bigger arthropod.. by melvynyeo
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All known scorpion species possess venom and use it primarily to kill or paralyze their prey so that it can be eaten; in general, it is fast-acting, allowing for effective prey capture. It is also used as a defense against predators. The venom is a mixture of compounds (neurotoxins, enzyme inhibitors, etc.) each not only causing a different effect, but possibly also targeting a specific animal. Each compound is made and stored in a pair of glandular sacs and is released in a quantity regulated by the scorpion itself. Of the 1000+ known species of scorpion, only 25 have venom that is dangerous to humans; most of those belong to the family Buthidae.

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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional
nice job 
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jabingso Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Whats it eating?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
House Centipede :)
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jabingso Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
what type of scorpion is that?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Not too sure, could be a Common house striped scorpion.
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
hmm, ok then thanx!
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joshthecartoonguy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I linked to your photo on a deviation I just submitted. [link]
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Entophile Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
NICE SHOT!! Woooowww....he's an amazing specimen! And I love the spittle going on there. You know it's a tasty meal when there's gastric juices involved!
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Jorapache Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Amazing! :O
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Samanth406 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! This is so epic!!! :o!!!
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Smederevac Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Great shot!
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jtbott Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Looks like Lychas scutilus. This is a cool shot.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! As a Scorpio that's none too fond of Scutigera, I kinda like this image.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! It took me looking at this shot a second time to realize that it was a centipede the scorpion was holding and that it was midway through its meal! AWESOME!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Wow! Simply breathtaking shot!
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Sushi-Ono Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The title of this photo makes me happy. Wonderful shot
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