Scorpions and Spiders


Show simple item record Engelbrecht, Ian Neary, Tim 2013-11 2014-09-12T11:31:25Z 2014-09-12T11:31:25Z 2014-09-12
dc.identifier.citation Engelbrecht, I., Neary, T. 2014-09-12. Scorpions and Spiders. Interview. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this radio broadcast, Ian Engelbrecht discusses scorpions in Southern Africa. Southern Africa has the most diverse population of scorpions in the world, with 150 described species, with an estimated 400 species within the region, ranging from some of the largest to the smallest and the most and least dangerous. Ian discusses mating patterns, including mating dances and placating behaviour. Many scorpions give birth to live young, and can have between 6 and several hundred young, with females showing strong maternal behaviour. Also discussed are the role of scorpions in arid regions as both predators and food sources. Citizen scientists can contribute by sending in scorpion photographs to enhance the accuracy of current population studies. Image provided courtesy of Magnus Manske under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Germany. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
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dc.subject venomous scorpions en_ZA
dc.subject stinging en_ZA
dc.subject mating behaviour en_ZA
dc.subject live birth en_ZA
dc.subject claws en_ZA
dc.title Scorpions and Spiders en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA
uct.type.publication Teaching and Learning en_ZA
uct.type.resource Interview en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Animal Demography Unit (ADU) en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Image

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