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What kind of insects do scorpions eat?

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Although a scorpion can eat all types of insects, it mostly eats crickets if it is kept as a pet. Depending on their size, scorpions in the wild can eat lizards, spiders, other scorpions or small rodents. Scorpions are carnivorous arachnids.

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Scorpions are nocturnal creatures that tend to feed at night. There are about 2,000 species of scorpions that are found in all parts of the world. In the United States, the state of Arizona has around 45 species of scorpions. However, the bark scorpion, which is a venomous animal, is one of the most common species in this area, and it tends to eat mostly crickets. The habitats of scorpions can include desert and mountain regions.

These predatory animals sting their prey to immobilize them. Scorpions hold and eat their prey with the pedipalp and chelicerae, which are appendages and a mouth part, respectively.

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