Scorpions - Good Luck Minis®

No. 100037

by Safari Ltd
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Scorpions are often thought of as desert dwellers. While they do enjoy the heat, they also live as far north as Canada and as far south as the rainforests of South America. 2000 different species are known, with several being deadly venomous.
  • Scientific Name: Tityus asthenes
  • Characteristics: These little guys don’t bite, so they are perfect for classroom prizes or sports teams. A desert or rainforest diorama wouldn’t be complete without one, either!
  • Size and Color: These tiny black scorpions mimic the species found in rainforests. The figures are about the length of a paperclip.
  • The Scorpions are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Animal science has become much more than heading out to the field with a notebook and compass. Today’s scientists studying the natural history of animals are often molecular biologists or from a related profession, and their work is more often done in a lab with a computer-powered microscope. The fossil record reveals that scorpions existed before dinosaurs. Molecular biology tells us that they became venomous once they switched from water to land as a result of the change in a single gene. Theorists guess that the change was required because land-based scorpions are smaller than their swimming ancestors. 1700 species later, scorpions exist worldwide, and more than 25 have deadly venom.

    • Size in cm: 20.25 L x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 L x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866001742