Scorpion Information Index
- Scorpion Anatomy
Pedipalps, metasoma, prosoma, mesosoma, telson, chelicerae, legs, chelae and aculeus, are the main parts of the exoskeleton of scorpions, that allows them fast movements, strong defense and efficient tools to capture their prey.
- Scorpion Feeding
Scorpions have a very particular way of feeding and absorbing the nutrients of their victims, which commonly includes spiders, worms, and crickets. They do not have to hunt frequently because their metabolism allows them to endure several days without eating.
- Scorpion Habitat
With their great capacity for adaptation, scorpions survive in different habitats that include tropical environments with abundant vegetation, deserts with high temperatures, or even cold areas very close to the Himalayas.
- Scorpion Reproduction
Courting dances, aggressive behavior, and body vibrations are part of the reproductive process of scorpions. Several species can reproduce asexually, without requiring fertilization from a partner.
- Scorpion Evolution
Scorpions have been roaming the Earth more time than any other type of arachnid. Chelicerates evolved from marine organisms dating back approximately 445 million years, although some of their direct ancestors in the evolutive chain are still missing.
- Scorpion Predators
They are considered predators due to the dangerous poison they produce, but they are also prey to many carnivores such as mongooses, owls or tarantulas, who are more strong, have better hunting techniques or some even are immune to the toxicity of their venom.
- Scorpion Defense and Capturing Prey
Scorpions are small but not defenseless. They know how to act in case of danger and use very well the body tools they have to fight, including a strong exoskeleton, sturdy pedipalps, and their fearsome tail.