Scorpion Burrow

Most scorpions hide under logs, rocks, boards and clutter. Some, such as the bark scorpion, rest on vertical surfaces like trees, bushes and walls.

There are also quite a few scorpions that spend daylight in burrows. Scorpion burrows can be a meter deep, depending on the dryness of the location. To form a burrow, scorpions dig to a depth where moisture and temperature are suitable and comfortable. Burrows are usually only made to accommodate one scorpion.

Some scorpions wait at their burrows to ambush their prey. One particular species, the Anuroctonus Phaiodactylus, waits for any hapless prey to enter. Its powerful claws are the primary means of attacking its victims. It leaves its burrow openings visible from the surface, and these are oval or crescent-shaped. Only adult male scorpions leave the burrows for long periods to find prospective mates.