Arachnis brood-keepers were creatures that were assimilated into the Zerg Swarm, becoming queens. They possessed an egg-laying ovipositor capable of laying medium-to-large clutches of eggs every season. This ability was revised and altered for post-Brood War queens.
The name "arachnis" is possibly derived from the taxonomic class Arachnida, which includes spiders, scorpions, and related species.
- ↑ Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
- ↑ Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2010-07-24. Units: Queen. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-08-14.