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Tina's House

Saturday, April 17, 2004 | 3 comments

After I took pictures of the house on fire from the roof of our house, I went downstairs and took pictures of Tina the scorpion and its "house".

Piece of wood and tillandsias
Piece of wood and tillandsias

I think tillandsia is a good choice for a terrarium plant. It is quite small, grows slowly, and looks attractive.

Taking pictures of Tina was more difficult, since the scorpion is nocturnal, and hence doesn't like bright light. It walked around all the time, looking for a good place to hide.

Tina the scorpion, trying to hide
Tina the scorpion, trying to hide

I held the piece of wood upright, so the scorpion couldn't hide underneath. It is quite difficult to keep the camera steady when a scorpion is running on the wood you are holding. I really didn't want to find out how much a sting hurts.

Another picture of Tina
Another picture of Tina

Although I decided to call the scorpion Tina, last Saturday, I have no idea if it's a he or a she.

Tina the scorpion, all folded up
Tina the scorpion, all folded up

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