Mastigoproctus gigantea

Giant Vinegaroon (M-XL)

Lucas, 1835

Mastigoproctus gigantea
Mastigoproctus gigantea

29.99

Stock Description:

Unsexed Med - XL Specimens

Source: WC
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Species Info:

Origin

USA

Lifestyle

Terrestrial

Temp

22-26°C

Humidity

70-80%

Leg Span

15cm

Disposition

Gentle

Suitability

1

This MAHOOSIVE species can grow upto 15cm inc. tail. They have six legs used for movement, two long, thin front legs that they use to feel around for prey and detect vibrations, and two large pedipalps modified into claws that they use to crush their prey. They have a long, thin, whip-like tail, the origin of the common name whipscorpion. From the base of this tail they can spray a substance composed of 85% acetic acid in order to defend themselves. Acetic acid is the main component of vinegar, so the spray smells strongly of vinegar, leading to the common name "vinegarroon".

Mastigoproctus giganteus have eight eyes: two in a pair on the front of the head and three on each side of the head. These eyes are very weak, so Mastigoproctus giganteus navigates mostly by feeling with its long front legs, tail, and pedipalps.

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