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Giant Blue Scorpion

Heterometrus spinifer

Description:

Also known as the Giant Forest Scorpion. A large species with adults growing up to near 5". This one was an unusual blue green colour as usually black with a greenish glaze to the exoskeleton.

Habitat:

Found on the trail in deep forest in the Tanjung Puting National park in southern Borneo.

Notes:

This particular individual had run foul of swarming ants and was extremely agitated. My policy is to not interfere with natural occurrences like this but I was most relieved to see this scorpion scuttle up a tree and appear relatively unharmed from its ant experience.

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16 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Jim. This guy looked like a huge tank in the middle of a battlefield. The ants were being very aggressive and I was amazed to see the scorpion walk away! It sure wasn't happy!!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

From the ant's point of view, this guy is a T-Rex...I am impressed as well, nice capture Triggs!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Polilla, Neil and Antonio. Really appreciate the feed back.

Great capture Triggs,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Nice one, triggs. What an amazing creature. A much-deserved SOTD, so congratulations to you. And happy to hear it survived its ant encounter.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Luis.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats triggsturner!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you James, Stephanie and Sunny for your comments.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Lisa for the SOTD. Honoured, it's quite made my day :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Leana for your comment. Most appreciated.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Nice find triggsturner... Congrats..

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

Congratulations! What a great spotting!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Congrats

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congratulations triggsturner, this intriguing scorpion is our Spot of the Day!

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Stunning! Great spot triggsturner!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

My pleasure Polilla. I have never seen one this colour before either. Be interesting to know if it's a sub or something.

triggsturner
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triggsturner

Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 13, 2016
Submitted on Apr 28, 2016

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