Lesser brown scorpion stinger (Isometrus maculatus)
Copyright 2002 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)