Made as part of Ronald Maxwel's World Building 101 community inspired fantasy world art project hosted at www.twitch.tv/dmjoey
The Trapdoor Scorpion lives in the earthy parts of the desert that aren't purely sand and digs a camoflagued nest where it hides and waits to ambush unsuspecting prey. The covering of the trap is coated in a sticky substance secreted from the scorpion's mouth that holds sand together and creates a lid that is virtually invisible from the outside. While underground the scorpion uses vibrations in the sand and earth to detect when prey is near. The needle like feet are used to anchor itself in the soil while it pushes the lid up with its tail and back and snatches its prey with sharp claws before injecting it with poison.