By Hydro | June 15, 2012
The swamimic scorpion sauceback split from its ancestor and now mimics the dwarf swaberry. The bumps that are used to mimic the flora are filled with fat. It stays in the water, mainly at the edges with only part of its tail and its ears poking out of the water. When something wades up to it to eat what it thinks is flora the sauceback quickly impales the lifeform on its long tail spear. The tail is muscular so that the sauceback can lift its prey into the air to drive its spear further in and the keep the food from running away. To support this in the case of attacking large prey its carapace has a pair of stands that it uses to prop itself up and keep from falling over when off balance. Its tusks are now more maneuverable and can be used to pull and prod at things. They lay their eggs away from the water so that they don’t become submerged, the larvae have a thick layer of fat to insulate them as they bury into the cold river bank and feast on carrion.