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Scorpion

They belong to the class Arachnida, and the order Scorpiones.

Description:

Scorpions are eight legged venemous invertebrates. They are related to spiders, mites,ticks.

Habitat:

They are most prolific and diverse in warm habitat, scorpions have adapted to a wide range of environments, including plains and savannahs, deciduous forests, mountainous pine forests, rain forests and caves. Scorpions have been found at elevations of over 12,000 feet in the Andes Mountains in South America, Central America, North America and in the Himalayas of Asia

Notes:

Yes thats me holding this most excellent creature

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6 Comments

alra74
alra74 10 years ago

Wow that's a great question! Honestly I don't know, great question Carolina

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Does black scorpions glow like the green ones, when exposed to ultraviolet light?

alra74
alra74 10 years ago

No the little one are extremely deadly to humans. Call me crazy but I personally think, black scorpions are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

I have never hold one. And I'm glad I learned about them last night, because I thought the little ones were less dangerous than the biggers.

alra74
alra74 10 years ago

You're correct Carolina this big guy is not as dangerous as the green little ones. Let's not forget that "all" scorpions have venom. There are different types of black scorpions like the emperor scorpion and the Asian forest scorpion. Their poison is not as lethal to humans though.. However if you’re allergic to their sting, it could kill ya. Normally if you get stung by one of these black scorpions it will only itch for a while and if you're not allergic to their poison you'll be ok after a couple of minutes. It feels awesome holding one of these guys

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

I just saw this one (maybe) in Animal Planet last night! They showed 4 scorpions, but this one was the less dangerous, they said the can hurt more with their claws than with the poison of it sting. But I'm not sure if I'm talking of the same one, but they look alike.

alra74
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alra74

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011

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