Scorpions can be observed in many types of habitats. However, most scorpions prefer deserts and semi-arid regions.
Scorpions are most active during the night, although they can also be seen during the day where it is cool and moist. Scorpions prey on insects, spiders and other invertebrates. They are able to detect their prey by sensing the preys’ vibrations as they move.
Scorpions are known for hiding and waiting for their prey. If the prey is small, they crush it or, if larger, inject it with venom – a complex mixture of neurotoxins that affects the victim’s nervous system. Although the venom is used to capture prey, scorpions can use it to defend themselves from predators or other threats.
Once the prey is subdued, the scorpion will begin to feed. Scorpions are only able to ingest liquids so the solid matter is discarded after feeding.