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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Scorpion, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Scorpions belong to the arachnid family, having eight legs and a body divided into two segments. They have powerful pincers (chelae, lower right) for killing prey and a sting (telson, upper left) in the tail. Here, the gill books (breathing holes, on underside of body) are also seen. All scorpions have venom, although potency varies with the species, and most are relatively harmless to humans. This scorpion is from Asia. Magnification: x3.5 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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