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Futureproof Extra: Are Smaller Scorpions More Deadly

Evolution has a funny way of equipping creatures that are small in size with attributes that make them deadly to deal with - the poison frog, blue-ringed octopus, or some species of jellyfish for instance. But is this also true of scorpions? Is it...

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07.30 25 Apr 2022


Futureproof Extra: Are Smaller Scorpions More Deadly



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07.30 25 Apr 2022


Evolution has a funny way of equipping creatures that are small in size with attributes that make them deadly to deal with - the poison frog, blue-ringed octopus, or some species of jellyfish for instance.

But is this also true of scorpions? Is it really a case of "the bigger the better"?

Well, that is exactly the question that Dr. Kevin Healy, Lecturer of Zoology at NUI Galway wanted to answer.

He joined Jonathan to discuss.

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