MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: Can scorpions change color when they die?

Date: Mon Sep 5 14:18:38 2011
Posted by Jane
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Clark County SD
City: Las Vegas State/Province: NV Country: US
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1315257518.Zo

I found a bright red (blood color) scorpion on the wall with its tail curled 
up.It looked as if it was swollen. I hit it with my slipper. When I looked 
down on the floor it was a smaller sized (1/2 ")scorpion tan in color with a 
dark body. How can this happen?

Re: Can scorpions change color when they die?

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