Although this is labelled as a Palamnaeus Fulipes, it is better known as the Heterometrus Fulvipes, part of the Scorpiondae family originating from South East Asia. It is also known as a giant forest scorpion.
Scorpions are arachnids and, like spiders, have eight legs. Unlike spiders, scorpions have large (in this case, huge) pedipalps and a segmented tail carrying a venomous sting.
In folklore, scorpions are regarded as both powerful and protective and are shown as the astrological sign and constellation for Scorpio.
This amazing specimen is dark brown, almost black. It is in excellent condition and is housed resting on a cottonwool-like substance. As this is a vintage item, the frame has a little wear around the edges, particularly to the top right-hand corner.
The frame measures approx. 17cm x 15cm and the scorpion, as it sits in the frame measures approx. 12cm.
A beautiful taxidermy piece for your wall.