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Taxidermy Tuesday Scorpion In a Vintage Parfum Box

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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    Have not bought any dead stuff for a couple months but I bought this one because it came in a vintage box. Looks like 1950s or whenever it costs 9 cents to ship a box like that.
    I see a lot of those big black Emperor Scorpions which are much larger but not so many of these ordinary but still large scorpions from the American Southwest. This one measures 4 inches as it sits from the curve of the tail to claw tip. The body is an inch and half long so it isn't exactly small. Not sure how strong the venom is but I know the Emperor Scorpion is the same as a bee sting. Good chance this one is stronger but probably not deadly.
    Noting the box is to Mrs. John A Stragnaro which is a bit old school. Just like charging 9 cents to send a package.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Impressive large scorpion fort, quite real & scary looking
    2. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Nice Pandinus imperator. It's cool that they fluoresce under UV light.
    3. MyCountry MyCountry, 4 years ago
      I remeber waking up on a mexican beach from passing out about 4 in the morning with some buds ... lol These guts were crawling all over us when we woke up .. the little ones aren't to bad when they sting ..but the bigger ones will make you sick ....Aaaaaa Tequila......smiling
    4. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 years ago
      That's a sizable scorpion. He would have a nasty sting. When my mother was a child in Oklahoma, a smaller sized one made her bed ridden for almost a week. He's in good shape, nice find.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      yikes !! That would scare me even if not alive :-)
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much buckethead. I hear if you take a UV light outside here you will see many although smaller.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much MyCountry. I heard from some others who had a similar fate.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much keramikos.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much Thomas.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I think this one would have had a respectful sting.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Manikan. How about a potato bug?
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Newfld
      vetraio50
      Johnsmith
      buckethead
      MyCountry
      Brunswick
      Toyrebel
      AnnaB
      fattytail
      blunderbuss2
      iggy
      racer4four

    14. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Well, I'm a Scorpio and I have to say - get me out of this parfum box. Yuck! :-)
    15. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      I love that it's dead, in a box and far away from here...lol. Still taxidermy of insects allows a close look, when you don't have to run. Thanks for posting.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much valentino97.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much truthordare. Yes it gives one a very close up look.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      valentino97
      PhilDMorris
      truthordare
      matress_cop
      kwqd
      nutsabotas6
    19. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Collectables59
      Vynil33rpm

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