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Scorpions are closely related to spiders, as well mites and ticks. They are classified as arachnids (joint-legged invertebrate, having eight legs). Scorpions are often thought of as desert creatures, but actually do occur in areas such as deciduous forests, rain forests, pine forests, caves and grasslands. grasslands, pine forests. Approximately 1,300 scorpion species live world wide and are quite common in the southern regions of the United States. Right here in Arizona alone, there are approximately 40 to 60 species.
Scorpions enter homes and structures in pursuit of water and shelter. Though predatory, these nocturnal animals are not aggressive but are rather patient hunters who lie and wait for their prey to come to them. Scorpions generally feed on a varied selection of spiders, insects and even fellow scorpions. Larger scorpions have also been known to take on mice, snakes and lizards.
Though scorpions have an ominous and frightening appearance to many of us , most do not possess poisonous venom. However, the exception to this is the Bark Scorpion which occurs here in Arizona (more information below). Caution should be taken even with the non-poisonous types, as the elderly, children, and those who may be allergic to venom, may have serious health reactions if stung. Medical attention should be sought immediately if this occurs.
This poisonous species are referred to as “crevice” or bark scorpions. They are difficult to spot as they are small, pale and often fade into the background. The Bark Scorpion, unlike most other species, are not solitary but congregate in numbers between 20 to 30, which make them more daunting and dangerous.
While in recent years, death is rare, getting stung can result in severe immediate pain and other symptoms. Those who are allergic to scorpion venom may experience side effects that can be life-threatening. Thankfully, in severe cases, antivenin is available and medical centers are trained to treat these situations. Here are some immediate measures you can take if stung by the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion or any scorpion:
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