Scorpions adapt to the desert through hairs on their legs and other body parts that enable them to be more sensitive to air temperature; other adaptions include their flexible diet, their ability to control their metabolism, their tough exoskeletons and their ability to burrow. All of these adaptations help them to survive and thrive in the desert where there is extreme heat, minimal water and scarcity of food sources.
Scorpions' body hair enables them to sense when it is extremely hot, and they in turn seek shelter. They are also opportunistic predators, meaning that they will prey upon each other if necessary. They are carnivorous and hydrate themselves through their prey.