Meet The Scorpiones

Scorpions belong to an order of animals known as scorpiones. Scorpions are arachnids like spiders and ticks. Like all arachnids, they are arthropods and have a hard exoskeleton. They’re the oldest arachnid on the planet. Some scorpion fossils date back over 250 million years! They use potent venoms to subdue their prey, which usually consists…

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People Eat Scorpions

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when I say that people eat scorpions? Is it, “Yuck!” You’d probably think that people wouldn’t like arthropods like insects and arachnids. But what if I told you we already eat other arthropods that are quite popular and delicious. That’s right, crustaceans like crabs, lobsters, and shrimp…

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Scorpions Glow In The Dark!

It sounds crazy but it’s true, scorpions will glow in the dark! Like all arthropods, scorpions have an exoskeleton instead of an internal skeleton. What is an arthropod? But unlike other arthropods, scorpions have a feature that allows them to glow a blue-green color in the dark. They will also glow if you shine a…

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Do Scorpion Pincers Hurt?

Most people recognize scorpions from their stingers. And a lot of people want to know, can a scorpion sting can kill you! But many scorpions rely on their pincers as much as their stingers for predation. What is predation? Do scorpion pincers hurt? That’s a great question. The easiest answer is, not really. Their pincers,…

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Can A Scorpion Sting Kill You

Like spiders, scorpions are arachnids. That means they’re insectivores that use venom to kill or paralyze their insect prey. What are Arachnids? But they can also use their stingers for defense. Some scorpions deliver an extremely dangerous venom called a chlorotoxin. Chlorotoxin prevents muscles from getting the chemical signals they need to move. If stung,…

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Emperor Scorpion Coloring Page

Check out this coloring page of the emperor scorpions which is one of the world’s largest scorpions.  These guys are all black with large pincers. Hope you enjoy this emperor scorpion coloring page.  

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Meet Shadow (Emperor Scorpion)

Meet Shadow! Shadow is an adult emperor scorpion. Emperor scorpions live in the jungles and savannah on Africa, but we didn’t go that far to find him. He is a rescue pet that someone gave to Critter Squad so we could provide him a better home. He is an invertebrate and an arthropod. What’s an…

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What is an arachnid?

Even though animals like spiders and scorpions tend to be categorized as “bugs” it’s important to know that there are many complex differences that separate these arachnids from insects. Arachnids Are invertebrates (they have no backbone) Have eight legs (though some may have additional appendages) Body is made up for two segments the cephalothorax and…

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