Scorpions carry babies on their backs, and glow under black-lights! Scorpions give LIVE BIRTH (they don’t hatch from eggs) to a brood of “scorplings” that climb up on her back where they stay till their exoskeleton hardens (usually from 10-20 days). Depending on the species, scorpions can give birth to 100 scorplings at a time. Scorplings look like tiny scorpions, and are creamy white in color. Baby scorpions have not yet developed the protein that makes bigger scorpions glow under black light.
The rumor is that baby scorpions are more dangerous (like a rattlesnake) because they can’t control the amount of venom released with a sting. According to the biologists at ASU this is FALSE! [Read more…]