Scorpions are a group of arthropods. Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpions within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions range in size from 9 mm to 21 cm.
Scorpions are opportunistic predators of small arthropods, although the larger kinds have been known to kill small lizards and mice. The large pincers are studded with highly sensitive tactile hairs, and the moment an insect touches these, they use their chelae (pincers) to catch the prey. Depending on the toxicity of their venom and size of their claws, they will then either crush the prey or inject it with neurotoxic venom. This will kill or paralyze the prey so the scorpion can eat it.
Scorpions have an unusual style of eating using chelicerae, small claw-like structures that protrude from the mouth that are unique to the Chelicera among arthropods. The chelicerae, which are very sharp, are used to pull small amounts of food off the prey item for digestion into a pre-oral cavity below the chelicerae and carapace. Scorpions can only ingest food in a liquid form; they have external digestion. The digestive juices from the gut are egested onto the food and the digested food sucked in liquid form. Any solid indigestible matter (fur, exoskeleton, etc.) is trapped by setae in the pre-oral cavity, which is ejected by the scorpion.
There are several types of scorpion. Current records show that there are nineteen families, nine subfamilies, sixty-six genera, and one thousand five hundred twenty scorpion species known.
Below are types of scorpions covered in greater detail in subsequent sections:
- Albino Scorpions found in or around caves are eyeless.
- Scorpion is known for its venomous sting, which can be lethal, especially for small children.
- Black Scorpion or the Asian Forest Scorpion, is a resident of tropical Asian regions
- Blue Scorpions are found throughout most parts of the world, except Europe
- Emperor Scorpions are one of the earth’s oldest species.
- Deaths talker Scorpion are also known as “Gold Scorpions”
- Lesser Brown Scorpion lives in tropical areas worldwide especially in Hawaii
- Pseudo Scorpions are actually arachnids
- Red Claw Scorpions can cause death to children
- Red Scorpion is extremely dangerous
- Sand Scorpions prefer the dry sands of the southwest
- Tailless Whip Scorpions resemble a cross between the a scorpion and a spider
- Whip Scorpions are carnivorous and nocturnal
If Scorpion bites, throughout the life of heart blockage, heart failure, and would have the opportunity to prevent death. This was studied under the University of Leeds in England, according to this research. It said: The problem of the heart’s blood in the arteries of the possible niyoyintimal haiparpileciya. People with this problem of blood in the arteries of the heart to grow new blood cells. They may block blood flow in the artery. So, there was a blockage in heart vessels, heart failure can lead to danger.
To resolve this problem fatal, heart surgery is performed. But, the problem of life and helps prevent the scorpionWhen the scorpion’s poison is released from its hold. The object of the potion is Markatoxin. It prevents heart formation in the artery niyoyintimal haiparpileciya. Therefore, impeded the development of new cells, heart blockage, failure should be avoided.
Markatoxin formation of new cells in the arteries of the heart of the potassium in the block will be 1.3 kV. Have credible evidence to support this research. In particular, Central America, South America Park in the scorpion’s poison is too much of Markatoxin. Do no harm to human life, although dumping of scorpion much pain, swelling and requires immediate treatment.
Cardiopulmonary bypass time throughout the life of a scorpions sting purchasers will be able to escape from the problem that the research findings. The director of the British Heart Foundation, said research by Professor Peter visper, scorpion’s poison using the Markatoxin time, medical benefits can be assured that the risk of heart disease.
First Aid For Scorpions Sting :
- Victim should be immobilized.
- The victim should be made to follow the below first aid plan to reduce further complications.
- Wash the scorpion sting site under cold water if possible.
- Topical application of an ointment like antihistamine or analgesics.
- To decrease the pain and swelling apply ice packs on the area. Hold a bag of ice over the ointment on the area. The ice will reduce the pain and inflammation.
- Keep applying ice until pain is tolerable. You may experience pain for any length of time between a few hours to a couple days.
- If the symptoms subside, make the client rest at home or else take the victim to the hospital.
- Application of antiseptic ointment at the the area.
- Administration of tetanus injection.
- If possible apply a sterile pad over the sting site.
- Take one dose of Benadryl (antihistamine) and one dose of a pain killer (acetaminophen).
Go to the hospital because some scorpions sting can be fatal, you will need to go to the emergency room to get evaluated for scorpion anti-venom. If possible, get someone else to drive you.