White-Sand Scorpion

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The white-sand scorpion is a predatory arachnid native to the arid plains. It preys on insects and invertebrates that live in its habitat, taking advantage of the heat from the sun to wear out its prey. The scorpion lives in the white-sand regions of the plains, which are known for being the hottest and most unforgiving areas, its unique traits protecting it from the heat.

Habitat & Ecology

The white-sand scorpion is incredibly specialised for its habitat in the white-sand areas of the arid plains. It cannot survive elsewhere, as it would either freeze or starve to death. It has not developed hunting methods of its own, instead relying on its prey making the mistake of venturing too far into its territory.
Geographic Distribution


The white-sand scorpion is known for its off-white carapace, its large, uneven pincers, and its many tails. It is born with one tail, and grows more as it grows. Older scorpions can have up to nine tails. They can come off without harming the scorpion, though they do not regrow. Its blood is much thicker than is typical, to prevent it from boiling inside of them due to the sun. The scorpion has a venemous sting, which causes heart failure-like symptoms and is usually fatal within a few hours.

Uses & Byproducts

White-sand scorpion venom, when mixed properly with the right ingredients, can be used to treat heart disease and other heart- or circulation-related disorders. Its carapace can also be ground and is edible, so long as there is no trace of the venom administered by their tails. Though their meat can also be eaten, it must go through a process of removing all blood from the animal, as the blood can seep into the meat and cause an uncomfortable and sticky texture.


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