By Anonymous - 12/10/2012 02:56 - United States
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Did he survive? And how do you know he was there for hours? I am very curious about this one.
And now I am wondering if scorpions can swim. EDIT: I googled this shit. Sadly every site I read didn't really add up with the previous. What I can deduce from the (not very consistent) information, is that they can hold their breath for quite long. How long is debated. And apparently, they cannot swim. If anyone has actual information better than what I found within a short search, please do share.
Scorpions actually have a defense mechanism where they can shut down almost all of there motor functions, almost in a trance or coma like state. They can remain in this state for quite a long while, and revive themselves when they are free from harm. I knew someone who put one in a cup of bleach for 4 months, when they dumped it out, the scorpion tried to crawl away!
"Scorpions are strange animals. They can live for months on a single meal, slowing down their metabolisms until they're practically in suspended animation, yet can spring back to life almost instantly if they detect prey. They can be frozen overnight and thawed out the next day, none the worse for frost bite." Citation: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/hiking/5-critters-camping-in-desert1.htm
FETCH ME YOUR MASTER, SCORPION. BRING ME QUAN CHI. *Tries sending him to the Netherrealm by throwing him deep into pool*
Scorpions are in the same group as spiders, and yes I suppose that they could hold their breath as spiders have their own "oxygen sac" ;)