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Old 01-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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SALT LAKE CITY - A scorpion lived for 15 months without food or water inside the plaster mold of a dinosaur fossil, breaking free only when a scientist broke open the mold.
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Don DeBlieux, a paleontologist for the Utah Geological Survey, said he was sawing open the plaster mold when the scorpion wriggled from a crack in a sandstone block.

DeBlieux is still chipping away at the 1,000-pound rock to expose the horned skull of an 80-million-year-old plant eater a species of dinosaur he says is new to science.

The scorpion "must have been hanging out in a crack the day we plastered him," DeBlieux said Thursday.

He discovered the two-inch critter on Jan. 5 after spending two months carefully removing the plaster mold. DeBlieux said he'll spend more than 500 hours cutting the fossilized skull out of sandstone using tiny pneumatic jackhammers.

It took three and a half years to cut the sandstone block in the field, where researchers encased it with plaster. They moved it by helicopter from the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to a laboratory in Salt Lake City.

Scorpions, which eat insects, are capable of surviving for months without feeding or moving in a sleep period known as diapause, said Richard Baumann, a Brigham Young University zoologist.

Under other circumstances, the scorpion might have met an untimely end, but DeBlieux said he wanted respected the creature's will to survive. He set the scorpion free in a field on the west side of Salt Lake City.

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Old 01-26-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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I would've squashed that little into oblivion.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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i would've kept him as a pet
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yeah, scorpions are tough. i used to have several. supposedly you can freeze them in water, into an ice cube, thaw em out, and they will be okay.
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Yeah, don't mess with scorpions, or scorpio's for that matter. It's getting late, think I need me some diapause. Later.
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:19 AM   #6
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If I were to buy another exhaust for my street bike, it would be a akrapovic or arata
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i had a pet scorpion once, i think it lived for a week and a half. i even fed the dumb thing.
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