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Emperor Scorpion

(Pandinus imperator)

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emperor scorpion

adult length: 4 – 6.5 inches

adult weight: .8 – 1.1 ounces

average lifespan: 5 – 8 years

habitat: Burrow in hot, humid rain forest

diet: Insects, other scorpions

reproduction: 9 to 18 month gestation (varies with temperature and availability of food) yields an average of 12 live-born "scorplings".

did you know? Despite it’s fearsome appearance the Emperor Scorpion’s sting is no more venomous than a honeybee’s.


Range: West African Coast

range central africa

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african millipede
The African Millipede is a much more approachable arthropod than the emperor scorpion. While the Jungle Lady displays both at her shows, audiences prefer to hold the millipede and report that it "tickles".

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