Mr. Alacran's Scorpion Safety Tips


Scorpions are usually thought of as desert animals. They also occur in many more surprising places, such as rain forests and snow covered rocks at 12,000 ft in the Andes Mountains and the Himalayas. There are about 90 species in the U.S. and 30 species in the Sonora Desert of Arizona where we live.

Here in our classroom we like the danger of owning a venomous animal. Our scorpion is an Emperor scorpion. In Arizona the most common scorpion is probably the Bark Scorpion. Among the most deadly to humans are the Death Stalker, the Yellow Fat Tailed Splitter, the Honduran Bark, and the Yellow Fat Tail.

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Copyright 2005 Milespanda26, Hadrurus arizonensis pallidus (scientific name).
Emperor scorpion in our classroom


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