Sting Use in Two Species of Parabuthus Scorpions ( Buthidae )

@inproceedings{Rein2004StingUI,
  title={Sting Use in Two Species of Parabuthus Scorpions ( Buthidae )},
  author={Jan Ove Rein},
  year={2004}
}
Scorpions sometimes capture and crush prey with their pedipalps and do not use their sting t o inject venom . Experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that sting use is selective, resulting in conservation of venom . Sting use in relation to prey size and activity was studied in two African scorpions, Parabuthus liosoma and P. pallidus . Restrictive use of the sting was observed in both species. Decreased use of the sting occurred with decreasing size/resistance of the prey . Also… CONTINUE READING
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