All About Scorpions

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All About Scorpions

  1. 1. Scorpions<br />By Alexis Her<br />
  2. 2. Fast Facts<br />The length of the average scorpion is 5 inches long.<br />Most scorpions live up to 15 years.<br />Scorpions live on every continent except Antarctica.<br />Most scorpions live in deserts, rainforest, prairies, and the woodlands.<br />Scorpions mainly eat insects, spiders, cockroaches, and other scorpions.<br />
  3. 3. Mouth Part<br />The mouth is located in the cephalothorax.<br />As the scorpions see their prey, scorpions use their pincers and tail to kill it.<br />The mouth throws up digestive juice and puts it all over the prey so it will be easier to eat.<br />
  4. 4. Scorpion’s Body<br />A scorpion’s body is an exoskeleton.<br />Their body divides into sections.<br />Outside of their body, there is a hard shell that protects its organs inside.<br />All over the body is hair that senses air movement to see what’s happening.<br />
  5. 5. Scorpion’s Head<br />The head include the eyes and the mouth.<br />It’s a flat and narrow head.<br />The cephalothorax makes up the head, the carapace, the eyes, mouth, the claws, and 4 pairs of legs.<br />
  6. 6. Abdomen<br />A scorpion’s long tail is the abdomen.<br />It is divided into sections<br />At the very end of the tail there is a stinger.<br />
  7. 7. Unusual Character<br />About 25 species can kill people with their deadly venom.<br />With scorpion venom, it helps make medication to help people recover from diseases.<br />Some scientists believed this medication can help people with cancer. <br />
  8. 8. Population<br />Scientist believed scorpions had been here for more than 400 million years ago.<br />There are over 1,500 species.<br />Scientists believed there are over 100s of more species yet undiscovered.<br />

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