Hormurus waigiensis ( Australian scorpion )


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Hormurus waigiensis
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SPECIES  Hormurus waigiensis 

ORIGIN   Australia

FRAME   16.5x16.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.

DESCRIPTION   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.

Australias scorpions are small species that live in the rainforests of the north and larger ones as far south as Victoria as well as our desert scorpion some of which can grow up to 12cm. Found under rocks and logs and building scrap it is wise to tred carefully and wear gloves when removing garden debris.

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