Scorpion Facts

ScorpionA scorpion is part of the arachnid family and there are over 2,000 species of scorpions around the world.

A scorpion has six legs which have sensory hairs and slit organs on them to help them navigate their way along and have have two large pincher claws at the front.

Scorpions use their pincers to grab their prey and stick them into their mouth or finish them if the poison takes too long.

Scorpions usually eat insects, but when food is scarce they have an amazing ability to slow their metabolism down and eat only one third of their normal amount of food.

Scorpions can actually live without food and survive in harsh conditions but they can’t live in an area where there is no loose soil.

They are sometimes referred to as ancient animals as scorpions have been on this Earth for over 400 million years which means they were here before the dinosaurs arrived.