Scorpions are predatory arachnids possessing eight legs and are most easily recognized by the pair of grasping pedipalps and their narrow segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. They are nocturnal, finding shelter during the day and emerging at night to hunt and feed. Scorpion stings are painful but are usually harmless to humans.
Minimum loan period is 1 week, maximum loan period is 3 weeks. Each loan animal is provided with food for the loan period, tank and a “How to Keep” sheet.
We recommend our members do a full risk assessment for the loan acknowledging the individuality of each classroom environment and the students therein.
Please CALL us to arrange all loans, booking is essential, with 24 hours notice required.
Please note our hot weather policy – we will not allow animals to be transported in temperatures above 35°C. If this is forecast we will call to make alternative arrangements.