A female Edward’s bark scorpion and babies (Centruroides edwardsii) at Verve Biotech, a Nebraska-based company studying arachnid venom for use in biomedical research.
Females of this species carry up to 100 babies on their backs for protection.



Bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) at the Moscow Zoo.



Bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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