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What Do Scorpions Eat?

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Scorpions are members of a group of animals that is feared by most human beings. A type of arachnid with the power to sting, scorpions have a reputation for being dangerous and scary. There are some interesting facts about the scorpion that you may find interesting. For example, did you know that scorpions only come out at night?

The Deathstalker scorpion and the Arizona Bark ScorpionThe deathstalker scorpion is a small and venomous scorpion. They don’t call it the deathstalker for nothing. The Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. Fatality from their bites is extremely low but unfortunately the pain is extremely excruciating.

Scorpions are nocturnal

Scorpions are a type of arachnid that is nocturnal, which means that they spend the sunlight hours in dark and enclosed spaces, and they only come out of those spaces when the sun has gone down. It is for this reason, and many others, that the scorpion is a feared animal. However, some people decide to keep scorpions as pets! If you are thinking about getting a scorpion, or just want to know more about them, continue reading to learn specifically what scorpions eat.


Water is a typical part of most scorpions diet. Unless water is unavailable to them, the scorpion will almost always seek out water if it is nearby. Wild scorpions will drink from small pools, puddles, or streams of water depending on their location. For pet owners, scorpions take water best from a soaked piece of cotton.


When it comes to food, scorpions typically eat, again, what is readily available to them. In the wild, scorpions usually feed on animals that they find nearby. Some examples of the types of animals that scorpions will eat include insects and spiders, or other small creatures. However, scorpions have been known to go after larger prey.

Over 1,500 species

There are fifteen hundred known scorpions in the world, and many of the larger ones have the ability to hunt small-to-medium sized animals and have them for a meal. Rodents, lizards, and even small birds are not too big for scorpions to go after. For pet owners, experts suggest feeding scorpions large crickets, but they only need to be fed between three and six crickets per week.