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  Scorpions (DesertUSA)
Scorpion venom is used to subdue prey and to defend against threats, as well as in the mating process.
Scorpions are apparently able to regulate the delivery of the venom in scale to the size of their target.
2003, High-level systematics and phylogeny of the extant scorpions (Scorpiones: Orthosterni), Euscorpius, 11, pp.
www.desertusa.com /oct96/du_scorpion.html   (1725 words)

  
  Scorpion: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In general scorpion venom is described as neurotoxic[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] in nature.
Scorpions use their venom to kill or paralyze their prey so that it can be eaten; in general it is fast acting, EHandler: no quick summary.
Scorpions are almost universally distributed south of 45°N and their geographical distribution shows in many particulars a close and interesting correspondence with that of the mammal[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link]s, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scorpion.htm   (2853 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - scorpion (Zoology: Invertebrates) - Encyclopedia
Exceptions are the greatly feared scorpion Androctonus australis of the Sahara Desert, whose sting causes death in 6 to 7 hr if the victim is not treated with antivenin, and several species of the genus Centruroides, found in Mexico, which have been responsible for the deaths of a number of persons, mostly children.
The young scorpions are born alive and are carried for a time by the mother, leaving her after the first molt.
Scorpions are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida, order Scorpionida.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/scorpion.html   (427 words)

  
 Scorpion
In the mythology of ancient Egypt, the scorpion stands for Seth, the Trickster and brother of Nephthys, queen of the Land of the Dead.
Her scorpion minions could strike down the wicked but, like Isis, she could intervene to save the lives of those who were innocent.
In the form of a great scorpion, the lake is sacred to the Tibetan people as one of four "Great Wrathful Lakes," but today it is the site of another ill-conceived project by the PRC.
www.khandro.net /animal_scorpion.htm   (2236 words)

  
 Gordon's Scorpion Page
Scorpions also tend to be long lived for their size, and the females put a lot of effort into raising the young.
Scorpions use external digestion, that is they spit or secrete digestive fluids onto the remains of their prey (which are held in the preoral cavity) and then suck up the resulting soup, using this method they are extremely efficient at digesting their prey.
Functional-morphology of the appendix of the viviparous scorpion, Heterometrus-fulvipes (koch) (Arachnida, Scorpionidae).
www.earthlife.net /chelicerata/scorpionidae.html   (4597 words)

  
 Scorpions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scorpions have long been of interest to humans primarily because of their ability to give painful and sometimes life threatening stings.
Scorpions are commonly thought of as desert animals, but in fact, they occur in many other habitats, including grasslands and savannahs, deciduous forests, montane pine forests, intertidal zones, rain forest and caves.
Scorpions have a long gestation period (from several months to over a year, depending on species) in which the young develop as embryos in the female ovariuterus or in specialized diverticula that branch from the ovariuterus.
ag.arizona.edu /pubs/insects/az1223   (2715 words)

  
 Scorpion - EnchantedLearning.com
Scorpions are arachnids (and not insects); they are related to spiders and ticks.
Most scorpions are nocturnal (most active at night), resting under rocks, in crevices, or in burrows during the day.
Scorpions give birth to large litters of live young, who quickly climb onto the mother's back after birth; the mother cares for the young until they are able to hunt.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/arachnids/scorpion/Scorpionprintout.shtml   (356 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
SCORPION, common name for any member of the ARTHROPOD order Scorpionida, class Arachnida, the class that also includes spiders and mites.
About 1400 species of scorpion exist; about 40 of them occur in the U.S. Usually brown in color and ranging from about 2.5 to 20 cm (about 1 to 8 in) in length, the scorpion has a flat, narrow body, two lobsterlike claws, eight legs, and a segmented abdominal tail.
Found in warm and dry tropical regions, including the southwestern U.S., the scorpion is nocturnal and feeds mainly on spiders and insects.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/scorpion.html   (199 words)

  
 eMedicine - Scorpion Sting : Article by David Cheng, MD
Scorpions are nocturnal creatures; they hunt during the night and hide in crevices and burrows during the day to avoid the light.
Scorpion venom is a water-soluble, antigenic, heterogenous mixture, as demonstrated on electrophoresis studies.
Because the offending scorpion is recovered for identification in only 30% of the cases, local knowledge of the type of scorpion populating the area is useful.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2081.htm   (6929 words)

  
 Scorpion care
Another safer method for scorpion and you is to lure it into open and then cover it with a transparent cup.
To get the scorpion to get into the impressive defense posture, just touch its legs when it does not like to be disturbed.
Scorpions sometimes accept dead food and may be persuaded to take them if you force in between their pincers.
web.singnet.com.sg /~caijw/care/care.htm   (3124 words)

  
 The USS Scorpion - Mystery of the Deep
But in fact, the Scorpion at the time it sank was at the center of a web of espionage, high-tech surveillance and a possible Cold War military clash that resulted in an alleged agreement by both the United States and the former Soviet Union to cover up the full accounting of what happened.
Shortly before the submarine USS Scorpion sank on May 22, 1968, killing its 99-man·crew, U.S. intelligence officials learned that a group of Soviet warships operating in the Atlantic possibly knew that the sub was on its way to spy on them.
Several dozen wives and families of the USS Scorpion crew gathered at Pier 22 at the Norfolk, Va., Naval Station, awaited the sight of the submarine returning from a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean.
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 Scorpion Exhausts
Our philosophy is one of continuous research and development bringing together traditional engineering excellence with the latest technology to produce an exciting range of high performance exhausts.
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 The Scorpion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In any event, the scorpion's unexpected and selfdestructive defection raises the issue of how to counter a player who defects first, and defects in a way that prevents you from retaliating on the next move (your life has ended in the meantime.) All assassins and terrorists play the game this way.
Not every scorpion is a suicide bomber; the law partner who made a successful motion to cut my draw, forcing my resignation from a law firm, suffered the symbolic fate of the scorpion when the firm's biggest client (the one I alone knew how to service) left as a result, and the firm folded.
Scorpions may know the consequences, and not care, like the suicide bomber, or may, through vanity and denial, refuse to see the consequences, like my ex-partner.
www.spectacle.org /995/scorp.html   (954 words)

  
 Scorpion
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Scorpion enables high channel/station count operations and multicomponent data acquisition, delivering improved spatial sampling, broader bandwidth data and improved image quality compared to competing recording systems.
www.i-o.com /Land_Imaging/Recording_Systems/Scorpion   (352 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: "The Frog and the Scorpion"
The frog turned toward the direction of the voice, and was startled to see a scorpion moving toward her on the river bank.
By this time, the frog was so excited about helping the scorpion that she didn't want to even start thinking of reasons not to help.
The frog and the scorpion sank fast to the bottom of the river, and the frog thought about the scorpion's question.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/frogtale.html   (667 words)

  
 The Ancient Egypt Site - The Macehead of King 'Scorpion'
The ritual mace head of 'Scorpion' is one of the rare artefacts to have survived from this king's reign.
The beautifully sculpted central figure is king 'Scorpion', identified by the floral element and the scorpion in front of him.
Below the king, a strip of water is represented, which could indicate that 'Scorpion' is laying the foundations of a dam or dike.
www.ancient-egypt.org /kings/00y_scorpion/macehead.html   (787 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she took part in the development of contemporary submarine warfare tactics and made periodic deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and other areas where the presence of a fast and stealthy submarine would be beneficial.
Scorpion was lost with all hands in May 1968, while returning to the U.S. from this Mediterranean deployment.
Within the shield are four symbols, representing: Scorpion's streamlined hull design; her nuclear powerplant; the ancient rock-throwing machine known as a "scorpion"; and the stellar constellation Scorpio, the "Scorpion".
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-s/ssn589.htm   (892 words)

  
 cbs5.com - Scorpion On Plane Stings Man On Flight From SF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scorpion On Plane Stings Man On Flight From SF A scorpion stung David Sullivan on the back of his right leg, just below the knee, then continued up that leg and down the other, he believes, before getting him again in the shin.
Scorpion stings are rarely fatal, except to babies or older people with health problems, said Dr. Stephen Leffler, director of emergency services at Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital.
For a healthy adult, a scorpion sting can mean numbness or shooting pain extending out from the sting, or flu-like symptoms, which Sullivan said he had the next day.
cbs5.com /watercooler/local_story_010171416.html   (582 words)

  
 What is a scorpion
Scorpions is distinct from the other arachnids in that their pedipalps are enlarged and pincer like.
The earliest Silurian scorpions appears to possess gills and are postulated to be aquatic.
Scorpions can be found in the sea (littoral scorpions), in the mountains, in the desert, in the tropics, in the caves and just about anywhere except perhaps the Arctic and Antarctica.
web.singnet.com.sg /~chuaeecc/what/what.htm   (1769 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Critter Country (Stinging Criticism)
A scorpion, being a very poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river.
in that it is never passed along as a true story (how many talking scorpions are there, anyway?), but it is repeated often enough as an illustrative fable that it begs to be included in our round up of critter tales.
Here the moral has shifted from one warning the listener against believing individual leopards are capable of changing their spots to one showcasing the twin beliefs that casual violence is inevitable in the Middle East, and that the enemy is wholly without scruple.
www.snopes.com /critters/malice/scorpion.htm   (779 words)

  
 National Geographic: Major Submarine Disasters -- Scorpion
A search was launched, Scorpion was officially pronounced “presumed lost” on June 5, and efforts to locate the sub continued into the fall.
The Scorpion reports were largely declassified in 1993, but much information remains hidden from the public.
Until the still sunken remains of Scorpion can be examined in detail, the truth may never be known.
www.nationalgeographic.com /k19/disasters_detail1.html   (278 words)

  
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Not only do we understand and accommodate the sometimes challenging time constraints associated with lawyers and professionals, we also understand that your website is a reflection of you and/or your firm.
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 Egypt: King Scorpion, A Feature Tour Egypt Story
King Scorpion is accompanied by his high officers, who carry standards on which are displayed symbols identified with particular districts into which Egypt was divided.
Based upon Scorpion’s apparent connection with Hierakonpolis and from the stylistic similarities between his macehead and the palette and macehead attributed to Narmer, the two rulers may well have been close contemporaries.
A serekh of Scorpion may occur on a wine jar from Minshat Abu Amar, though this inscription has also been read as being that of "Aha," the later First Dynasty King who may have been the same king known by Manetho as Menes.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/scorpionking.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Scorpion: Books: Jack Stewart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scorpion is one of those stories where the characters (good and bad) are all interconnected and intermixed as to be improbable.
SCORPION is a stay up all night thriller that moves from Trinidad in the Southern Caribbean to South Texas, to Venezuela and back to Trinidad and you can feel the heat and humidity of those places as you read.
However the international assassin called the Scorpion has been hired to kill the PM and unknown to Agent Broxton the Scorpion is none other than the woman he loves.
www.amazon.com /Scorpion-Jack-Stewart/dp/097452462X   (1934 words)

  
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 Scorpion Hollywood
L Scorpion is a uniquely authentic bar and restaurant that speaks to the true tequila culture and traditions of Mexico.
L Scorpion also features a full bar and a menu of signature small plate dishes that showcase a contemporary approach to highlighting the classic flavors of Mexican cuisine.
Our tequiliers (tequila sommeliers) strive to provide an authentic cultural experience in a variety of ways such as food pairings, tequila flights and table-side margarita presentations, ensuring a rich and memorable experience for each of our guests.
www.scorpionhollywood.com   (148 words)

  
 Scorpion [OCLC - Software]
Scorpion is intended for use by investigators who have a machine-readable subject classification scheme or thesaurus and wish to incorporate it into an automatic classification system.
You may download the complete Scorpion code without using CVS for use or evaluation.
Scorpion is an application of Pears and Gwen.
www.oclc.org /research/software/scorpion/default.htm   (256 words)

  
 USS SCORPION (SSN-589) - Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine
The SCORPION site had been previously monitored in 1968 and 1979 and none of the samples obtained showed any evidence of release of radioactivity from the reactor fuel elements.
The conclusion of the earlier surveys was that SCORPION had not had a significant effect on the radioactivity in the environment.
The purpose of the monitoring in 1986 was to identify whether radiological conditions had changed and to demonstrate the use of improved sampling and navigation equipment deployed from both a surface ship and a deep ocean submersible.
www.txoilgas.com /589.html   (1054 words)

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