Caption: Lesser brown scorpion stinger (Isometrus maculatus). A scorpion's stinger or telson is at the end of its long tail. A pair of glandular sacs produces and stores the various components of the scorpion's venom in the abdomen. At the tip of the telson is a small opening from which the venom travels into the prey. After birth young scorpions are carried around on their mothers back for 2 weeks as they develop.
Magnification*: x15
Type: SEM
Copyright 2002 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 21013A,06.01.02,arachnid,arachnids,invertebrate,invertebrates,Isometrus maculatus,poison,scorpion,stinger,telson,venom,SEM,scorpion stinger