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All about Scorpions

Scorpions are known to be very dangerous in Ghana today due to their painful sting. Though they are fearful, they have amazing facts that will make you smile. Below are 10 facts about scorpions. 

They dance before mating.

Scorpions may be the oldest land animals still living today. The fossil record suggests that ancient scorpions were among were the first marine animals to venture onto dry lands, which happened about 420 million years ago. 

They give birth to live young rather than laying external eggs.

They are not insects. Scorpions are arachnids, like spider, mites and ticks.

Some baby scorpions stay with their mother for 2 years.

They glow in Ultraviolet light.

Some scorpions can live for a year without food.

They can live for as long as 25 years.

Baby scorpions ride on their mother’s back for protection.

Out of 2000 species of Scorpions, only 25 are dangerous. We mostly find those 25 species in Ghana.

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