If you have watched “The Greatest Showman” you are probably a believer that people are indeed fascinated with the unusual things in life. This theory is not only true with humans. People are also fascinated with insects, bugs, and animals that they think are unusual too. Scorpions are one of the insects that many people are intrigued with. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is going to help you learn more about this interesting creature.
Scorpion Life Cycle
Most insects will deposit eggs outside of their bodies as part of their reproductive cycle. Scorpions actually produce live babies knows as viviparity. Scorpions can develop within a membrane which allows them to be nourished from a yolk and their mother. If they develop without a membrane they are nourished directly from their mothers. Different species of scorpions have varying gestation periods. These gestation periods range from two months to eighteen months. Once the scorpions are born they ride on their mother’s back until they molt for the first time. After their first mold they live on their own.
How Long Do Scorpions Live?
Another interesting fact about scorpions is that they have extremely long lives compared to other insects. Many insects last from a few days to a few months after they are born. Scorpions typically live from 2-10 years. Some scorpions that live in captivity have lived as long as 25 years.
How Old are Scorpions?
Scorpions are the oldest known arthropod on the planet. They are so old that they actually played a role in ancient Greek mythology. It is said that giant scorpions were sent by Gaia to kill the giant Orion when he threatened the world. This battle is depicted in the sky with the constellations Orion and Scorpius. Scorpions are also represented in astrology with the zodiac sign Scorpio. If your birthday is between October 23 and November 22 your sign is Scorpio.
Scorpion Breeding Behavior
Every insect has their own reproductive cycle. Scorpions are unique in this area as well. Before they mate they actually engage in a mating dance. The male and female scorpions start their dance when they make contact. They will make contact and then gracefully walk back and forth until the male finds a suitable location to mate. Once they mate the male normally quickly leaves. The mating ritual makes the female hungry and females are known to eat the male after mating.
Scorpions Glow Under Black Light
If none of the facts so far have made you more intrigued about scorpions maybe this one will interest you. Did you know that scorpions glow under ultraviolet light? Scientists are still debating why this happens. If you take a black light into an area that you think scorpions may be hiding in your home at night the scorpions will literally light up. Many times scientists use black light to find scorpions for research purposes.
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Even though you think that scorpions are interesting you probably do not want them on your property. Scorpions can and will sting humans if they feel unsafe. Getting rid of scorpions can be a tricky ordeal. Hiring a professional is the best and fastest way to get rid of scorpions. If you have found any on your property call A Five Star Termite and Pest Control and we can come out right away to help you get rid of them.