Diplocentrus spray!

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ArachnoGod
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I saw it. Is this nothing new? I've mentioned to a few people that the Diplocentrus scorpions I've caught, smell bad. I started playing around with one today to see if I could figure out what was going on. Today I picked one up in front of a window by it's tail with the sun coming in. It sprayed a fluid, probably venom, well over 6 inches! After the spray stream was out of the sunlight, I couldn't see how far it went so I don't really know how far it sprayed. A lot of it got on my other fingers. To me it smells a little like a dead animal and a stinkbug mix. But the smell isn't strong. It was a very, very thin stream and lasted surprisingly long but less than a second. I've got 4 (I believe D. lindo) and all are out of ammo right now so it will be a while before I will try it again. I don't feel like I should say this right now but I will anyway. It looked like it came from the sub-aculear tubercle. But that might be what I WANTED to see. Someone would have to have looked into that already so that shouldn't be the case. Anybody else notice anything like this with their Diplocentrus scorps? I first experienced it with D. whitei over 15 years ago and have always wondered what was going on.
 

Mark Newton

Arachnobaron
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I've also witnessed venom spray, and it wont be from the subaculear tubercle.
 
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