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Facts about Scorpions

posted Mar 21, 2015, 3:36 AM by Extremesurvive Survival School   [ updated Mar 21, 2015, 3:39 AM ]

Facts about Scorpions

Scorpions are often viewed as being creepy and dangerous living creatures. However, you will find some of the facts about them to be very interesting.

Top Scorpion Facts

The Scorpion doesn’t have good vision in spite of the fact that it has so many eyes. They have at least 6 but they can have as many as 12.

They use the sense of smell to find food and to hide from danger.

They rely on vibrations from their surroundings to help them determine what is taking place in their environment.

It is true that a Scorpion is able to tell the difference between light and dark.

Young Scorpions ride on their mothers back for the first weeks of life.

The average lifespan in the wild for the Scorpion is 3 to 8 years. Some have lived long years in captivity.

There is fluorescent in the Scorpion that is believed to be part of the molting process but really is unknown.

All Scorpions are venomous. Only about 25-30 of them have a type of venom that is potent enough to make someone very ill or to kill them.

Antarctica is the only place on Earth where you won’t find the Scorpion living.

The Scorpion loves to live around rocks, sand, and trees. However, they are very adaptable and have been found living in some very unusual places.

The oldest artifacts of Scorpions date back 430 million years.

Some species of Scorpions can live for up to a year without any food or water.

They are nocturnal and will usually stay in holes or under rocks during the day.

They are extremely sensitive to light so they aren’t going to be out roaming around in the sun.

Scorpions can only consume a liquid diet. The venom they inject into prey allows the insides to be turned into liquid that they suck out.

Sometimes the females will consume the males after mating if he doesn’t move quickly.

The young are called Scorplings. They will stay with their mother until they complete their first molt.

The females are typically larger than the males of the same species.

One of the most dangerous species is the Fattail scorpion which is also called the fat-tailed scorpion.

They are closely related to ticks, mites, and spiders.

They get most of their water from prey but they have been seen drinking plain water from time to time.

Scorpions need soil around their living environment so that they can thrive.

Some of the very dangerous Scorpions live in North Africa and the Middle East.

Each species of Scorpion has it’s own type of venom which is why the toxicity levels vary.

They don’t have bones. Instead they have an exoskeleton that is made of minerals.

There is only an anti venom for treatment with certain types of Scorpions.

Migraine headaches that last for a week or longer can be the result of the after effects of a dangerous Scorpion sting.