Do Scorpions Lay Eggs?
Let it be known… Scorpions do NOT lay eggs. They GIVE BIRTH, like mammals, to a big LITTER of LIVE tiny creamy white babies called “scorplings”.
Scorpions mate after a male locates a female using pheromones and vibrations. Following a long mating process, female scorpions undergo a gestational phase ranging from a couple months to 1 year. Scorplings are born alive, and climb up onto their mother’s back.
By 2 weeks old scorpions are capable of stinging, and leave their mothers back to fend for themselves. Scorpions reach maturity in about 1 year, depending on the availability of food.
- Scorpion babies “SCORPLINGS” are a creamy white color.
- Tiny little Scorplings ride on their mothers back till their 1st molt (usually 10-20 days).
- After their 1st molt, Scorplings leave their mother back to feed.
- Scorpions molt 6 times before they’re mature, between 3 – 4 years.
- Adult scorpions live for several years! It’s common for scorpions to live up to 8 YEARS!
- Scorpions mate, throughout the Phoenix AZ Valley, during late SPRING & early SUMMER.
- Scorpions can reproduce without fertilization, but it’s not common.
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