Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Plastic Scorpion

Back after a long absence!

Our Plastic Scorpion

This engaging, realistic-looking plastic scorpion is made of hard, flexible plastic. It is 2 1/4 inches long and 1 7/8 inches across from leg-tip to leg-tip. Our plastic scorpion is dark brown in color with detailed segments. It works well for a shoe box diorama or other school projects. It also makes for an interesting party favor or for a gag. Check out our other scorpion toys and gifts.

About Scorpions

Scorpions are found in warm regions. They are arachnids, and therefore more closely related to spiders than to insects. They are found not only in the desert, but also in forests. They spend much of the day under logs and leaf litter, and feed mostly at night on spiders and insects. Most scorpions are only painful to humans and are not especially dangerous, although a few can deliver a fatal sting. Children and elderly people are more at risk from their venom than strong, healthy adults. The approximately 2,000 species of scorpion vary widely in size, from about 1/2 inch to 7 inches long. Our plastic scorpion is may be a black fat tail scorpion, (Androctonus bicolor), characterized by its black color, bulky pincers and large tail. Individuals of this species are considered dangerous. Many species have become over-collected in the wild and are now "a CITES-listed animal, meaning it is threatened with extinction if exportation and other threats, such as development, are not regulated." [Wikipedia]

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