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Emperor scorpion venom
The emperor scorpion is an African rainforest species,] but also present in savanna. It is found in a number of African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
Emperor Scorpion – Pandinus imperator
scopion venom supplier. It is one of the most famous scorpion species and also one of the largest in the world.
The emperor scorpion has a length of 7.9 inches and a weight of 30 grams, which make it one of the most remarkable species visually speaking. It is the biggest species but not the longest. Pregnant females are the ones with the largest weight.
They show a dark blue or bright black color with some areas in brown and a gritty texture. The lateral parts of their body have a whitish strip that extends from the head to the tail. The tip of the latter, known as telson, is an intense red color that contrasts with all its anatomy.
It is the biggest species but not the longest.
After molting, these scorpions exhibit a golden color from the tail to the head that gradually becomes dark until ending in the intense black that we know in adults.
The sensory hairs that cover their pincers and tail allow them to discover prey by detecting vibrations in the air and on the ground. The pectins are other sensory organs that also help them to identify the terrain where they walk, being bigger in males.
A very odd fact about some scorpions is that they are fluorescent with ultraviolet light. They look a bluish-green color that allows humans and other animals to detect them and take precautions.
Distribution and habitat
They are native to West Africa, including Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Ghana, Guinea, and Congo.
They live in open savannahs and tropical forests, very close to mounds of termites. They hide in burrows, under the rocks, litter, and debris.