Framed Scorpion - Hetrometrus Spinifer XL
An impressive extra large scorpion specimen.
Scorpions have a long sting - bearing tail and pair of pincers on long arms (pedipalps). They have 6-12 eyes but not very good eyesight but have very good low light sensitivity which helps navigation by moonlight. They prey at night using the sensory body hairs and slit organs on their legs that pick up vibrations and scents. Crushing their victims the scorpion digests it by pouring digestive juices on the prey and breaking it up with its powerful claws.
Colours range from dark grey to dark browns and light gold. Scorpions flouresce under ultraviolet light. All scorpions have a venomous sting but deaths are rare and usually only from species found in Nth Africa, the Middle East and India.
In Australia, these scorpions are common arachnids found in gardens and forests under logs, rocks and in shallow burrows in earth banks. There are also desert species that construct deep spiral burrows in desert sand.
Scorpions are mostly nocturnal but they can be active during the day, especially during prolonged wet weather. This scorpion can give a painful sting which can cause inflammation and pain for several hours.
This specimen is REAL, completely natural, and has not been enhanced or altered in any way. They come professionally mounted in a black frame.
Great for collectors, and any one with an interest in arachnids.
What You Get
Hetrometrus spinifer specimen in a black, glass-fronted frame. The frame measures 15.5 x 28.5cm and is made of recycled products. Comes in a recycled cardboard gift box.
More About The Specimen
This arachnid is REAL and natural! It has not been altered, enhanced or otherwise modified from its natural colour.
Many of the framed insects we carry are ranched/farmed specifically for the purpose, and do not include any species that are regarded as rare or endangered on CITES.
Your purchase actually aids environmental conservation by encouraging the indigenous caretakers to maintain host plant areas.
The frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led to the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. The use of recycled cardboard in the carry boxes also makes this product the complete eco-friendly gift.
Care Of Framed Insects
All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared however Museum mites may occur. Mites can be detected by the presence of black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for 72 hours. This will kill all mites. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and humid areas.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
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