They Dance Before Mating Scorpions perform a courtship ritual that resembles a dance
They Glow In UV Light
Their Venom Can Include Dozens of Different Toxins All scorpions have venom, but that venom is diverse and complex. Of 1,500 known species, only about 25 are thought to be capable of killing humans.
They're Stingy With Their Stingers Scorpions can control whether and how much venom to release with a sting.
Scorpions may be the oldest land animals still living today. Since 420 million years
They Are Not Insects Scorpions are arachnids, like spiders, mites, and ticks.
They Give Birth to Live Young Unlike most arachnids, scorpions are viviparous. That means they give birth to live young rather than laying external eggs.
Their Venom Can Kill or Save Lives
They often feed every couple of weeks, but in some cases, they're known to go six to 12 months without eating.