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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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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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:iconjabingso:
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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