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Scorpion female with young


Scorpion female with young
Photo Information
Copyright: Anil Nediyara (anilnediyara) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 10 N: 180] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): scorpions of the world, Baby Animals 6, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 14:54
Viewed: 7002
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I came across this Scorpion mother and her young in my backyard. Though scorpions are not uncommon where I live, this was the first time I came across one with its young .

A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs, belonging to the class Arachnida. It is related to spiders,mites and ticks.

All scorpions possess venom. It's venom is described as neurotoxic in nature. They use their venom to kill or paralyse their prey in order to be eaten, so in general it is fast acting for better capture of prey.Scorpion venoms are optimised for action upon other arthropods and therefore most of these venoms are harmless to humans , producing onlylocal effects.

Scorpions reproduce sexually. Mating starts with male and female locating and identifying each other. Once the mating is complete male and female quickly seperate.

the young are born one by one and the brood is carried about on its mother's back until they have atleast undergone one moult. Till then they can not survive without their mother depending on her for protection and to regulate their moisture level.

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Hello Anil!
Very nice documentary photo! Female scorpion with her kids are not seen very often.
Note is also interesting.
Anyway, how big is this species?
Best regards,
Radomir

This is an incredibly informative post, something I have only seen before with spiders.
Thank you for posting.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-14 15:26]

WOW!! What a stunning shot!
I din't know that scorpions were so careful with their offspring.
It's an excellent capture with very good sharpness, point of view and composition.
My compliments and TFS.
Maite

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-03-14 16:20]

Impresionante, un documento. Regards

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-03-14 18:01]

Hello Anil,
This is a very nice shot. It must be hard to get the focus on the scorpion :) You seem to be quite close.

Regards,
Ahmet

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-03-14 23:54]

Hi Anil, I've learned something today. This is an excellent shot of the mother and her offspring, with excellent detail.

Thanks, John

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-15 4:05]

Hi Anil,

an interesting capture and note,well presented with good colors and detail,I think one or maybe the first picture on TN,TFS

Paul

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2007-03-15 4:48]

Hello Anil,
What a fascinating picture. A whole load of scorpion-babies on their mother's back. That's really a fantastic shot.
Best regards
Anne

WOW. Much interesting capture.
Also very sharp and perfectly composed.

"Scorpions reproduce sexually. Mating starts with male and female locating and identifying each other. Once the mating is complete male and female quickly seperate"
I know people like this. :)


TFS
JM

Hi Anil
Fantastic picture. I am yet to come across such incident. Here we have lots of them and I have not seen one carrying like this. This is a nice capture and TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-04-09 8:55]

Hello Anil
Wonderful stunning photo which can be used for documentary. Really class photo with such a shot. Great and tks for sharing

Great shot!! I don't remember seeing photos of scorpion babies on mother's back before.

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