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Giant whip scorpion

Mastigoproctus giganteus

Description:

These are not like normal scorpions. They don't have a stinger. Instead they crush prey to death with their modified pincers. They can also spray a strong smelling acid. This species can grow to be 40–60 millimetres (1.6–2.4 in) long, excluding the tail.

Habitat:

Spotted in Artesia, New Mexico.

Notes:

These pictures where taken by my cousin, Bruce Cheek. He gave me permission to post these.

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Brian38
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Brian38

New Mexico, USA

Lat: 32.84, Long: -104.42

Spotted on Jun 20, 2019
Submitted on Nov 25, 2019

Spotted for Mission

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