- "The eight-legged scorpion. They're not insects, they're archnids. In the same family as spiders, ticks, and mites."
Pulmonoscorpius, (literally "Breathing Scorpion") know simply the Giant Scorpion, was a giant eight-legged scorpion of the Carboniferous. The high oxygen level in the Carboniferous Period allowed this creature (and many others) to grow to very large sizes.
Pulmonoscorpius lived during the Carboniferous, sharing the environment with reptile, amphibians, and other giant insects.
Pulmonscorpius is a giant scorpion that is nearly a meter long, much bigger than any modern scorpions. They had a protein in the cuticle, in the exoskeleton and it fluoresced and ultra-violet light.
Luckily, these scorpions wouldn’t and didn’t sting or attack unless they were being provoked. These scorpions had these sense organs under their bodies called pectines, amazing vibration detectors. They also often spent time under logs.
These scorpions were often called "The Eight-Legged Scorpions" meaning they were not insect, but they were arachnids, thus they belong to the same family as spider, ticks, and mites. They also had tiny hears on their bodies, used to detect air currents and be sensing their vibrations. Whenever the prey moved, the scorpion movied towards it. These scorpions also had small claws but a big sting, meaning they could kill their prey using venom. Scorpions with big claws normally crushed their prey. Scorpion venom is a pretty nasty brew. There are toxins in the stinger that can stop your heart beating and your breathing, but it takes several hours to have an effect and turn out to be toxic or fatal to humans.