Whip Scorpion (typopeltis Crucifer) Specimen -(lucite) For Sale
Whip Scorpion (Typopeltis crucifer) Specimen -(Lucite)
Real Whip Scorpion - Typopeltis crucifer specimen encased in our proprietary developed lucite material. The specimen is crystal clear, indestructible and transparent. Safe,authentic and completely unbreakable specimen put real Scorpion right at your fingertips!
Anyone can safely explore the Scorpion from every angle. It is clear enough for microscope observation.
Length of the Scorpion from head to bottom is 3.2 cm (1.3 inch).
Size of thelucite block is 7.3x4.0x2.5 cm (2.9x1.6x1 inch). Each one comes with a cardboard box for easy storage. Weight of thelucite block is 100 g (0.22 pound) and 125 g (0.28 pound) with packing box.
It is an ideal learning aid for students and kids and also a very good collectible item for every body.
is a handmade real animal specimen craft. Each one will be a bit different (specimen size, color and posture) even in the same production batch.
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Whip Scorpion - Typopeltis crucifer
This species can be found in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea
Diversity c. 15 genera, > 100 species
Families Geralinuridae, Thelyphonidae
A uropygid, commonly known as a whip scorpion, is an invertebrate animal belonging to the former order "Uropygi" in the class Arachnida, in the subphylum Chelicerata of the phylum Arthropoda. They are also known as the vinegarone or vinegaroon because when agitated they can spray a secretion of acetic acid.
The name "uropygid" means "tail rump", referring to the whip-like flagellum on the end of the pygidium, a small plate made up of the last three segments of the abdominal exoskeleton.
Whip scorpions range from 25 to 85 mm in length, with most species not longer than 30 mm; the largest species, of the genus Mastigoproctus, reaching 85 mm.
Like the related orders Schizomida, Amblypygi, and Solifugae, the uropygids use only six legs for walking, having modified their first two legs to serve as antennae-like sensory organs. Many species also have very large scorpion-like pedipalps (pincers). They have one pair of eyes at the front of the cephalothorax and three on each side of the head, a pattern also found in scorpions Whip scorpions have no poison glands, but they do have glands near the rear of their abdomen that can spray a combination of acetic acid and octanoic acid when they are bothered. The acetic acid gives this spray a vinegar-like smell, giving rise to the common name vinegaroon. Other species spray formic acid or chlorine.
Whip scorpions are carnivorous, nocturnal hunters feeding mostly on insects and millipedes, but sometimes on worms and slugs. Mastigoproctus sometimes preys on small vertebrates. The prey is crushed between special teeth on the inside of the trochanters (the second segment of the leg) of the front legs. They are valuable in controlling the population of roaches and crickets.
Males secrete a sperm sac, which is transferred to the female. Up to 35 eggs are laid in a burrow, within a mucous membrane that preserves moisture. Mothers stay with the eggs and do not eat. The white young that hatch from the eggs climb onto their mother's back and attach themselves there with special suckers. After the first molt they look like miniature whip scorpions, and leave the burrow; the mother dies soon after. The young grow slowly, going through three molts in about three years before reaching adulthood. They live for up to another four years.
Uropygids are found in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide. They are missing in Europe, Australia, and, except for an introduced species, in Africa. They usually dig underground burrows with their pedipalps, to which they transport their prey. They may also burrow under logs, rotting wood, rocks, and other natural debris. They enjoy humid, dark places and avoid the light.
The whip scorpions have a life pattern similar to the true scorpions, but they do not possess a poisonous sting. Their flat body enables them to squeeze into extremely narrow cracks and crevices, where they prey on small arthropods and worms. A few of the larger species also attack small vertebrates, especially frogs. The palps are developed into strong pincers equipped with sharp teeth and spines, which are used for catching and crushing prey. The first pair of legs are generally much longer and thinner than the other three pairs, and may have more a tactile function rather than walking.
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