The scorpion and the centipede are both common.
Ages before Assur-bani-pal reigned at Nineveh the eighth month (Marchesvan) was known as " the month of the star of the Scorpion," the tenth (Tebet) belonged to the " star of the Goat," the twelfth (Adar) to the " star of the Fish of Ea."
He scraped sand over the scorpion, burying it from her view.
The Silurian scorpion Palaeophonus, differs, so far as obvious points are concerned, from a modern scorpion only in the thickness of its legs and in their terminating in strong spike-like joints, instead of being slight and provided with a pair of terminal claws.
The tarantula spider and the scorpion are found in the south of Italy.
The female scorpion is viviparous, and the young are produced in a highly developed condition as fully formed scorpions.
Endemic inferior animals and mammals are practically non-existent, except two bats and one scorpion, which are allied to Madagascar species or introduced.
A scorpion fell out and she gasped in horror, flipping it away with her boot.
What did you do with that scorpion this morning - go back and eat it?
BOOK-SCORPION, or FALSE SCORPION, minute arachnids superficially resembling tailless scorpions and belonging to the order Pseudoscorpiones of the class Arachnida.
The point of interest is that their diggings have shown that the Horus kings of Upper Egypt had under the " Scorpion King " (who is not the same person as Narmer or Narmerza, as we now must call him) extended their rule as far as the apex of the Delta, N.
- Entosternum of scorpion (Palamnaeus indus, de Geer); dorsal surface.
The maceration of the soft parts of a scorpion preserved in weak spirit and the cleaning of the chitinized in-grown 1nus cuticle give rise to the false appearance of a limb axis carrying the lamellae.
- Diagram of the dorsal surface of a scorpion to compare with fig.
March 1901; III of the scorpion and III, see also fig.
In the scorpion (figs.
- Embryo of scorpion, ventral view showing somites and appendages.
A, Diagram of a retinula of the central eye of a scorpion consisting of five retina-cells (ret), with adherent branched pigment cells (pig).
Between the two and at the highest point of the arc, so far as morphological differentiation is concerned, stands the scorpion; near to it in the trilobite's direction (that is, on the ascending side) are Limulus and the Eurypterines - with a long gap, due to obliteration of the record, separating them from the trilobite.
- Ventral view of a restoration of Palaeophonus Hunteri, Pocock, the Silurian scorpion from Lesmahagow, Scotland.
The Silurian scorpion from Gothland.
51) are those of a terrestrial Arthropod, such as a beetle; whilst those of the Silurian scorpion are the legs of an aquatic Arthropod, such as a crab or lobster.
It is probable that the Silurian scorpion was an aquatic animal, and that its respiratory lamellae were still projecting from the surface of the body to serve as branchiae.
When this has taken place, the gorged scorpion becomes distended and tense in the mesosomatic region.
- Drawing from life of the Italian scorpion Euscorpius italicus, Herbst, holding a blue-bottle fly with its left chela, and carefully piercing it between head and thorax with its sting.
- The same scorpion carrying the now paralysed fly held in its chelicerae, the chelae liberated for attack and defence.
Brauer, " Development of Scorpion," Zeitschrift fur wiss.
Laurie, M., " The Embryology of a Scorpion," Quart.
G., " The Reputed Suicide of the Scorpion," Proc. Roy.
Huxley, " Pharynx of Scorpion," Quart.
(6) xii., 1893; Thorell and Lindstrom, " On a Silurian Scorpion," Kongl.
He afterwards retired to Crete, where he lived the life of a hunter with Artemis; but having threatened to exterminate all living creatures on the island, he was killed by the bite of a scorpion sent by the earth-goddess (Ovid, Fasti, v.
The scorpion (sasori).
- Water-scorpion (Nepa cinerea) with raptorial fore-legs, heteropterous wings, and long siphon for conveying air to spiracles.
Includes the single family of Panorpidae (scorpion-flies), often comprised among the Neuroptera.
At the entrance to the mountain Mashu, scorpion-men stand guard, from one of whom he receives advice as to how to pass through the Mashu district.
The bite of the scorpion and of the numerous spiders produces no serious effects.
I and 2) correspond in the two animals, and the median lateral process imp of the scorpion represents the tendinous outgrowths ALR, PLR of Limulus.
It is very probable that in Scorpio they do not serve merely to secrete a digestive fluid (shown in other Arthropoda to resemble the pancreatic fluid), but that they also become distended by the juices of the prey sucked in by the scorpion - as certainly must occur in the case of the simple unbranched gastric caeca of the spiders.
- The scorpion is remarkable for having the specialized portion of coelom from the walls of which egg-cells or sperm-cells are developed according to sex, in the form of a simple but extensive network.
- The alimentary canal and gastric glands of a scorpion (A) and of Limulus (B).
Other side - tending downwards from the scorpion towards the Acari - are the Pedipalpi, the spiders, the book-scorpions, the harvest-men and the water-mites.
- The Scorpion is one of the great animals of ancient lore and tradition.
It is all the more remarkable that the scorpion proves to be the oldest animal form of high elaboration which has persisted to the present day.
In the Upper Silurian two specimens of a scorpion have been found (figs.
They never use the sting when (as frequently happens) they attack another scorpion, because, as was ascertained by A.
Bourne (24), the poison exuded by the sting has no injurious effect on another scorpion nor on the scorpion itself.
The stories of a scorpion stinging itself to death when placed in a circle of burning coals are due to erroneous observation.
When placed in such a position the scorpion faints and becomes inert.
It is found (Bourne, 24) that some species of scorpion faint at a temperature of 4 0 0 Cent.
A scorpion appears to prefer for its food another scorpion, and will suck out the juices of an individual as large as itself.
The scorpion, attacking the genitals of the bull, is sent by Ahriman from the lower world to defeat the purpose of the sacrifice; the dog, springing towards the wound in the bull's side, was venerated by the Persians as the companion of Mithras; the serpent is the symbol of the earth being made fertile by drinking the blood of the sacrificial bull; the raven, towards which Mithras turns his face as if for direction, is the herald of the Sun-god, whose bust is near by, and who has ordered the sacrifice; various plants near the bull, and heads of wheat springing from his tail, symbolize the result of the sacrifice; the cypress is perhaps the tree of immortality.