The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Survival Nation
The Emperor scorpion is not only ridiculously huge, but it’s horrifyingly nasty looking and is a species of scorpion native to rainforests and savannas in West Africa. It is one of the most famous scorpion species and also one of the largest in the world. But, looks can be deceiving and despite being a huge with a menacing appearance, the truth is that its poison is not lethal to humans. Some molecules that make up their venom are currently under research, as scientists believe that they could have properties against malaria and other harmful bacteria for our health.
The emperor scorpion has a length of 7.9 inches and a weight of 30 grams, which make it one of the most remarkable species visually speaking. It is the biggest species but not the longest. Pregnant females are the ones with the largest weight. They show a dark blue or bright blackpost was originally published on this site