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Common Name: Red Claw Scorpion

Scientific Name: Pandinus cavimanus


Kingdom:  Anamalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Arachnida

Order: Scorpiones

Family: scorpionidae

Genus: Pandinus

Species: P. cavimanus


The red claw scorpion is a very interesting animal it has very paralyzing venom only to little bugs and critters. The real name of this animal is Pandinus Cavimanus. The P. Cavimanus lives in Tanzian, Africa and lives in the humid tropical rainforests. The red-clawed scorpion is much more aggressive than its family member the emperor scorpion is and is easy to make mad. This whole essay is about how the scorpion lives, what it eats, and what its predators are!


The red claw scorpion is not fatal to humans but is far more aggressive than its relative the Emperor Scorpion. The sting of the red claw scorpion hurts a little more than a bee sting but people who are allergic to the venom can have fatal consequences. It is very common in the tropical rainforests of Tanzania. The Pandinus cavimanus live five to eight years in captivity and, three through eight in the wild. Lastly, the Red claw scorpion is reached up to four or five inches.


The Red Clawed scorpions live in humid places like 75 percent through 80 percent humidity. Scorpions have something called an exoskeleton and is made out of chitin. Pandinus Cavimanus molts roughly six through ten times in their lifetime. This particular scorpion lives in the tropical rainforests of Tanzian, Africa. The reason it is called the red-clawed scorpion is that it has red claws.


The Red claw scorpion has some predators such as mice, rats, birds, bats, and other scorpions. Their main diet consists of mostly locusts, crickets, butter worms, super worms, mealworms, houseflies, and cockroaches. They catch their prey by stinging it because the venom can paralyze small prey, once they cannot move they can eat it. This is the feeding habits of the Prey, Predators, and habits.


The importance of the Tanzian red-clawed scorpion is that it helps by controlling insects. Without them, there would be a lot more annoying insects living in the world. What stood out to me looking at this awesome creature is that its tail is very intriguing by how it uses it to capture prey. This is one of the coolest insects I have ever seen!


Author: Nolan E.
Published: 03/2013 / /insects/caresheets/scorpions.html /

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