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OK... so you’ve found a scorpion in your house. First thing is not too panic. There is nothing unusual about finding a scorpion in the urban environment. Jonathan Leeming Author of Scorpions of Southern Africa, give us the lowdown about scorpions in houses.
There is a simple way to determine if a scorpion is highly venomous, or only slightly venomous. If a scorpion has a thick tail and small pincers it is more venomous than species with large, powerful pincers and thin tails. The two examples below show two extremes as far as their venom strength is concerned.
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This document s a quick guide to the scorpions of the central Lowveld. It contains
photos of all scorpion species plus a habitat and shelter guide. The following areas and Private Game Reserves are covered by this guide.
This guide also covers the adjacent areas of the central Lowveld.
Part of a series of three posters developed for environmental awareness for Siguiri Gold Mine in Guinea. This poster is on Hottentotta hottentotta, a common scorpion in the area.
This version of the poster is in A3 format and optimsied for easy download.
During my visits to Guinea in West Africa I've had time to scratch about and really get a good idea of the scorpions that inhabit the area. This is an educational poster describing the two species of scorpion found in the are. These scorpions are Pandinus imperator (Emporer scorpion) and Hottentotta hottentotta.
This poster is one in a series of three. The other posters are available on thie site.
This version of the poster is formatted for A4. The original A3 version of the poster is available for download on this site.