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Why is Rudolp's nose red?

Stinging Mystery

Take you best guess of the mystery animal from Dr. Biology's clues. Then listen to Conrad Storad editor of ASU Research Magazine and Chain Reaction Magazine and physiologist Michael Quinlan as they give the whole story behind this ancient creature.

Warning - do not read beyond this point if you want to test your detective skills!

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Topic Time
Sticky Stew - reading by Conrad Storad 00:54
Do you have a favorite question that you have answered? 02:44
Pet Scorpion 03:36
What got you to write a book about scorpions? [Conrad] 05:01
What do scorpions look like and how long is 450 million years? - another reading by Conrad. 05:44
Interesting things you learned while writing the book [Conrad] scorpions glow in the dark under UV (black lights). 07:26
Few people have ever died from a scorpion sting. 08:19
How dangerous is scorpion venom? 08:38
Scorpions make two kinds of toxins (venom). 09:14
Bee sting compared to a scorpion sting. 10:32
Where do scorpions live? 11:25
What different kinds of scorpions are there and how dangerous are they? 12:11
Can you tell how dangerous a scorpion is by its size? 13:13
Which would win in a fight - a scorpion or a tarantula? 15:49
What do scorpions eat? 16:32
How do you get rid of scorpions? 17:42
What to do if you are stung by a scorpion. 20:31
Three questions each guest is always asked.  
When did you first know you wanted to be a biologist? [Mike] 22:50
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? [Conrad] 23:06
What would you be if you were not a writer or biologist? [Conrad] 23:54
What would you be if you were not a biologist? [Mike] 24:16
What advice do you have for someone that wants to be a biologist [Mike] 24:43
What advice do you have for someone wanting to be a writer? [Conrad] 25:06
Books by Conrad Storad 25:41
Read more about scorpions - Not So Scary Scorpions  

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Stinging Mystery

By Charles Kazilek

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