Vinegaroon---Whiptail Scorpion (Mastigoproctus Giganteus) Fun Pet - Educational

Product Description

Looking for a awesome pet?

You will receive:

(1) Vinegaroon --Whiptail Scorpion with Free 32 oz. Habitat

Bonus Habitat includes:

  •         32 oz. Plastic container with vented lid
  •         Coconut fiber
  •         Oak leaves, forest moss, aged wood


Vinegaroons rank in the top 5 recommendations for a pet bug.

Interesting Facts:

  • They are a unique insect for a classroom projects, science projects, a gift for your favorite friends who like creepy crawly things or as a favorite pocket pet for yourself.
  • Males can live for 10 years while females can live up to 20 years.
  • They consume small insects, worms, and slugs. 
  • They can grow up to six inches, and can discharge a liquid that smells like vinegar. 
  • These interesting critters can be intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. 
  • Vinegaroons are entirely nocturnal, and emerge from their dank holes in the earth nightly to stalk hungrily and ominously over the Land of the Tiny.
  • They are exclusively carnivorous, and feed primarily upon other arthropods, like crickets, cockroaches, and millipedes, which they pin down with their beefy, scorpion-like, wire-cutter pedipalps.
  • They are also equipped with a sharp spine on the inside surface of the claw, which is more or less a barb, immobilizing the prey and paving the way for the merciless crushing of their prey's brittle exoskeleton, allowing the vinegar on to leisurely lap up the critter's hemorrhaging fluids like a cat at a water dish.
  • The hard part, though, is finding the food in the first place. Vinegaroons have eight small eyes, two at the front of the head segment (the prosoma) and three flanking each side, but the eyesight they provide is not that good.  So, they rely on sensing vibrations to locate their prey. 
  • One very distinct and curious feature of whip scorpions is its long thin caudal appendage, which is directly related to their common name "whip-scorpion." The common name ‘Vinegaroon' is related to their ability to give off a spray of concentrated (85%) acetic acid from the base of the whip-like tail.


The Vinegaroon you will receive be about the size you see in the first photo.  The other two photos are for education purposes only.

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$ 24.99

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