Giant Asian Forest Scorpion
Where is it found?
Diet and foraging method
All scorpions have large pincers and a stinging tail for defense, although the genus Pandinus rarely use their sting, opting to use their massive pincers instead. The hairs all over scorpions are also very sensitive, they use these to locate prey.
Social organisation and mating system
The scorpions interlock pincers and perform a complex "dance". The male drops spermethecae and positions the female over it.
Did you know that...?
The Giant Asian Forest Scorpion is widely considered to be the largest scorpion in the world.
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