Fun Facts about Scorpions
You’ve seen them in movies as deadly desert-dwelling creatures that shadow the vast background of the barren region. Scorpions are predatory, lethal arthropods that have eight legs, a pair of grasping claws, and a segmented tail with a venomous stinger at its tip. And they are tough; did you know they can survive on only one meal every year and can endure being in the freezer overnight? Check out these other fun facts about scorpions.
Did you know scorpions have 6 to 12 eyes? But even though they have lots of eyes, scorpions have bad vision. In order to find food or evade danger or navigate through their environment, they would use their sense of smell or rely on vibrations to determine what’s going on in their surroundings. But despite their visual shortcoming, scorpions can tell if it’s dark or light. However, they are very sensitive to light and would often avoid getting out under the sun, preferring to stay under rocks or in holes during the day.
During the first few weeks of its life, a young scorpion rides on its mother’s back. On the average, a scorpion’s life spans for 3 to 8 years. Experts note that those that lived in captivity could reach even longer life spans. While all scorpions are venomous, only 25 to 30 of them have very potent poison that’s enough to kill or at least make someone very ill.
Did you know Antarctica is the only place where you can’t find a scorpion? The scorpion’s favorite hiding spot are tress, rocks, and sand. Experts believe they have been on earth for about 430 million years now.
Female scorpions are typically bigger than the males. After mating, these females would consume the male partner if he doesn’t move quickly.
As for their diet, scorpions prefer something liquid. After neutralizing their prey, scorpions would inject venom into the prey’s insides, turning it into liquid; they will suck it out thereafter.
In the U.S., there are about 90 species of scorpions, each with varying venom toxicity levels. If you have these creepy creatures living near your home or place of business, please get in touch with Magic Pest Control for reliable scorpion control and extermination services. Call them at 480-654-5888 (Gilbert, AZ) or 602-384-3067 (Glendale, AZ).