• Gerhard G. Habermehl


The scorpions are a class of the animal kingdom containing about 650 species. The smallest of them are about 1 inch, the biggest up to 10 inches in length. They inhabit large parts of the southern United States, Mexico, Central America including the Caribbean Islands, the Northwest of South America and large parts of Brazil. In the Old World they are native to the whole Mediterranean area, North, West and East Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and Arabia (Figs. 4 and 5).


Methacrylic Acid Octanoic Acid Venom Gland Isobutyric Acid Defensive Secretion 
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  • Gerhard G. Habermehl
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  1. 1.Chemischen InstitutesTierärztliche Hochschule HannoverHannover 1Germany

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