Scorpions are ideal predators, resilient, ruthless, and deadly.
Today we will tell you interesting facts about scorpions.
Interesting facts about scorpions
- The number of eyes in a scorpion varies from six to twelve, depending on the species.
- Little scorpions travel on their mother’s back until they grow up.
- Scorpions do not drink water – they get enough moisture from the food they eat. But in case of a forced hunger strike, they still begin to drink water.
- Without food, they can do it for up to one and a half or two years.
- All scorpions are poisonous without exception, but not all of them have poison strong enough to be dangerous for humans or large animals.
- These creatures are found on all continents except Antarctica.
- They were the first arthropods, which many hundreds of millions of years ago escaped from the sea to land.
- The size of the fossil ancestors of marine scorpions is impressive – they reached a length of one meter.
- In ultraviolet light, many species of scorpions glow slightly.
- In the case of nuclear war, cockroaches, contrary to the popular myth, will not survive, but scorpions – very likely. They are capable of carrying without danger a dose of radiation thousand times more lethal for you and me.
- Scorpions prefer a hot climate, but they are also found in the mountains at an altitude of up to five kilometers. They live even on the slopes of Everest.
- The size of the smallest scorpions does not exceed one and a half centimeters, and the largest – more than 20 cm.
- All scorpions, without exception, prefer to lead a nightlife.
- They crawl well on the walls, they can climb even the window of the apartment, located on the second or third floor.
- People are afraid of scorpions, but fortunately, it is mutual – they prefer to settle far away from us, and attack people only if the person is too close.
- Their eyesight is very weak, but they feel very fine vibrations of air and soil.
- A scorpion that goes hunting only attacks a prey that is not bigger than its size – the one it can eat.
- Locked in close space with each other, scorpions often kill and eat their own congeners.
- In total, there are about 1500 species of these creatures in the world.
- Bees kill more people every year than scorpions.
- The hotter the climate, the more poisonous scorpions live in these parts.
- They live up to 20-25 years.
- Sometimes after mating, the female scorpion kills and eats the male.