Quality: AAA Grade (very rare)
Total Weight: 3.5 Grams
Measurement: 33 x 10 x 20 mm
An unusual whip scorpion has been found in the Dominican Republic amber mines. This particular piece was found in one of our amber mines located in the Dominican Republic. It belongs to the most exclusive amber collection ever known in the island. It has been kept by its owner for over 25 years.
Thelyphonida arachnids commonly known as whip scorpions. The name”whip scorpion” refers to its resemblance to real scorpions and possession of a whip-like tail.
Measured between 25 and 85 mm (1.0 to 3.3 in) long, with most species having a body no more than 30 mm (1.2 inches); the largest species of the genus Mastigoproctus, reaching 85 mm (3.3 inches). Because of its legs, claws, and “whip”, however, they may appear much larger.
It has only six legs for walking, with the first two legs that serves as similar antennas sensory organs. All species also have very large scorpion-like pedipalps (pincers) but there is a great additional column in each palpal tibia. They have a pair of eyes in the front of the carapace and three on each side of the head, a pattern also found in scorpions. They are nocturnal hunters carnivorous, feeding mainly on insects, centipedes, scorpions and terrestrial isopods but sometimes worms and slugs.
Whip scorpions are found in tropical and subtropical areas excluding Europe and Australia. Generally, dig underground burrows with their palps, which carry their prey, they can also hide under logs, rotten wood, rocks and other natural debris. They prefer dark, damp places, and avoid light.
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