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Arachnobaron
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Does anyone have any stridulation/hissing sounds produced by scorpions? need for a project tomorrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated plus the satifaction of knowing you have advanced the field of scorpion biology and a special mention in my lecture. :);P
cheers
ORION
 

H. cyaneus

Arachnobaron
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If you want to know about the stridulation/hissing sounds that scorpions make, you need to ask about which species.

Opistophthalmus sp rub the chela together.

Androctonus rub there telson on there plural membrane.

I forget how Heterometrus make noise..

Hope it helps.

Mike
 

quiz

Arachnoprince
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I remember BrianS posted something about his R.junceus hissing. Maybe you can ask him if he ever recorded it.
 

zilch

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izzit loud? man, your environment must be super quiet to do such recording!
 

Uncle Manny

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Hissing

Just a point of semantics in using the term "hissing" as a sound produced by scorpions. Technically scorpions do not hiss. Hissing is a sound made by usually in the mouth by rapidly passing air over an object or thru a small space. A Gophersnakes (Pituophis) rapidly exhales over an loose appendage at the opening of its glottis. Humans hiss by exhaling between the tongue and teeth. Saw Scaled Vipers (Echis) produce a hissing-like sound by rubbing their highly ridged scales against each other, but it is not a hiss.

To my knowledge no scorpion is capable of exhaling and producing a hiss. Several forms make sounds by stridulating-- rubbing to extremities against each other.

It's not simply an overly anal affliction, but one of those little things, like- poison and venom-- that are wrongly and unnecessarily overused.

Uncle Manny
 

skinheaddave

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To my knowledge no scorpion is capable of exhaling and producing a hiss. Several forms make sounds by stridulating-- rubbing to extremities against each other.
That would, indeed, be quite the feat for a set of book lungs.

Cheers,
Dave
 

ORION_DV8

Arachnobaron
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Hi all thanks for all the discussion my presentation went over very well unfortunately i did not get a video or sound file of stridulation, better luck next time. If any of you do happen to record one i would still appreciate a file of any sort as i will be teaching a course this summer to grade 6 and 7's on "creepy crawlies" and feel that that would be a really cool subject to go over.
cheers
ORION
 
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