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Backward Sprint!!!

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by r8frazer, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. r8frazer

    r8frazer Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Walked into my room just now and my heterometrus laoticus did the fastest reverse sprint from the far end of her enclosure to her hide :eek:

    Never seen those little legs move so fast! And backwards! {D

    Just shows how fast these things are.. even the apparently bigger slower scorps can move like lightening when spooked!
  2. MattM

    MattM Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yup, almost all scorps can sprint backwards almost as fast as forwards :)
  3. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince

    wow thats pretty cool, never knew that. crazy things.
  4. Prymal

    Prymal Arachnoking Old Timer

    And some do it as easy as they perform forward movements. Species in genera such as Cheloctonus, Opisthacanthus and Lychas, can make instantaneously rapid rearward and forward sprints of amazing speed.
    My I3 O. asper move as surely rearward as they do forward.
  5. r8frazer

    r8frazer Arachnoknight Old Timer

    yeh she seemed to move as fast as if moving forwards.. she slowly edging back out of her cave now.. i just thought that from that distance (around a foot away from her hide) she wud turn and run.. but she moved back so fast it was like pressing rewind on a clip of her coming out of the cave!