~ slide 1: Introduction ~ slide 2: Anatomy/Physical Description ~ slide3: Locomotion (movement) ~ slide 4: Diet/Food Chain ~ slide 5: Habitat ~ slide 6: Adaptations ~ slide 7: Life Cycle ~slide 8: Species Survival Status ~ slide 9: Behavior/Something Special ~ slide 10: Conclusion ~ Glossary: This will include definitions of scientific or unusual words used in your report ~Bibliography: Cite your references
Scorpions are interesting creatures. In this report you will learn many things about them. Spiders and scorpions are cousins. There are over 2000 species and each of them have their own scientific name, but the main one is Scorpiones. All scorpions have the same general characteristics.
Scorpions have many interesting things inside and outside of them. They have a pincer (front of the arm). Something called the neurotoxin connects to the nervous system (near the pincer). The nervous system connects to the brain and tells the scorpion if it’s prey should be shocked or should die. The cephalothorax, abdomen, and telson are are all near the back of the scorpion.
The scorpion walks on it’s 8 legs. It is fast moving. This is used for catching prey or escaping from being prey. They move quickly over any terrain using their many eyes. They use their pincers to catch prey, and then used its venom to kill the prey before eating.
Scorpions are carnivores. They are nocturnal hunters. They hide in a burrow and wait for vibrations that signal prey is near. Then they jump out and kill the prey by crushing and poisoning to death. Scorpions mainly eat insects. Larger scorpions eat lizards, snakes, and rodents.
Scorpions mainly live in the desert. They can also live in cooler climates like the rainforest and the mountains. Scorpions need loose soil in their habitat so they can have burrows. They live in : Southwest deserts in the U.S.A., Brazilian rainforest, British Columbia, Eastern seaboard, Europe, Yemen, Iraq, and the Himalayas.
Adaptations are a useful tool to the scorpion. Its many eyes help it see in the dark. Since it has agile legs it can run quickly. Pincers are useful because they can hold things in place while stinging prey. The venom from the stinger can immobilize or kill prey. Each scorpion has its own unique venom.
When scorpions are babies, they look just like they do as adults, just smaller. A mother scorpion can have two to a hundred scorplings at a time. They sit on their mother’s back until they are old enough to move around by themselves. After they are old enough they can start using their stingers. The stingers help them get food. They can also use their pedipalps to get food once they are old enough.
Scorpions have 300 different kinds of species. Only 40 of those are harmful to humans. The rest can make you sick, but won’t kill you. There are many different species that live in all different parts of the world. One of the most deadly scorpions lives in Arizona. Scorpions can survive in many different climates so they survive almost anywhere.
There are many interesting facts about scorpions. Because scorpions are so dangerous, there were made into a symbol that means evil and harm. Some scorpions act just like humans, they dance with each other and date when they are looking for a mate. Scorpions are related to spiders. Scorpions will eat other scorpions if they get hungry enough. In China, people eat fried scorpions as a snack. Doctors also use some scorpion’s venom to help people. If you are stung by a scorpion that isn’t poisonous, you treat it just like a bee sting.
Scorpions are very interesting creatures. They may look scary, but most of them are harmless. They are just trying to survive like any other creature. I hope you have learned a lot about scorpions from this report.
abdomen- the middle part of the scorpions body pincers- claws venom- toxin or poison which comes from a scorpions tail class- small traveling groups scorplings- baby scorpions exoskeloton- a layer of skin