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opistophalmus scorpion

opistophalmus schlecteteri

Description:

Thin tail and thick pinchers. Generally light in colour aspecially the pinchers.

Habitat:

Under rock. No tunnel. Rocky hill in bushfeld.

Notes:

Common scorpion generally big.

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3 Comments

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Interesting info koixtreme, Sorry about my ignorance, I thought all scorpions could kill with the same power.
I haven't seen scorpions in the wild, but I had a preserved black scorpion in my house. A friend brought it from Thailand. [Though, I am not particularly supportive about killing and selling animals/insects].

koixtreme
koixtreme 7 years ago

Thank you namitha.
These kind of scorpions are not that dangerous. Its the ones with the thick tail that are more poisones.
Interesting creatures how ever, in the sense of survival just to name a few.


namitha
namitha 7 years ago

I am terribly afraid of scorpions, but this is a really cool spotting.

koixtreme
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Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia

Spotted on Jan 29, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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