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Illustration by Natalya Zahn



Thick-Tailed Scorpions

Scorpions use special pincers to grasp their prey. This scorpion injects venom into its prey to paralyze or kill it, using the sharp stinger at the end of its body (lower left). Scorpions then use various mouthparts to cut up prey and eat it (lower right).

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