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Each lollipop has a real scorpion inside, just waiting for you to eat… if you dare!
Real scorpions you can eat encased in a hard candy sucker. That’s right, these scorpion pops have a real scorpion inside, including the pincers and the stinger! There is no danger in eating a scorpion, stinger and all.
Scorpions have been around longer than humans, and some scorpions are venomous enough to kill a human (although this is rare). Well, this is your chance to bite back!
Are you brave enough to lick this scorpion sucker? Try it and find out just how sweet it is!
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Each Box Contains 36 Scorpion Pops
Only $117 or $3.25 each
Just imagine what you can do with 36 scorpion pops! At only $4.50 each you can use them as party favors or sell them at your local market.
SCORPIONS ARE WILD CREATURES
Here’s some information on this amazing animal.
Scorpions Can Live in Harsh Climates
You can find scorpions on every continent except Antarctica and New Zealand. Some scorpions can exist in the harshest of climates including many places that would kill other animals.
Scorpions are one tough animal!
Scorpions Can Live Without Oxygen For Up to 48 Hours
Scorpions have what is called “Book Lungs,” which are layers of membranes in their exoskeleton that hold oxygen for extended periods. Because of this, they can survive without oxygen for up to two days.
So, if you see a dead scorpion in your swimming pool, you better be cautious because it might not be dead at all.
You can try it for yourself.
Under UV light (blacklight), scorpions glow an eerie blue/green color, and it’s fairly dramatic. It’s not known why scorpions have this trait, but one theory is that it helps them find mates and to find places to hide even when it’s very dark.
Scorpions glowing is definitely something to see, especially… just before you Eat the scorpion!
Scorpions Are Edible
Scorpions (and tarantulas) are considered food in many countries. They are an essential source of protein. In rural areas, adults and children will go hunting for them. In more urban areas, scorpions are bought and sold as snacks.
This may come as a surprise, but you can eat them, stinger and all. A short time after they die, the poison in the venom becomes inert and, therefore, cannot harm you. Still, many people remove the stinger before eating the scorpion.
Here in the United States, edible scorpions are used mostly as a novelty. In places like Las Vegas, people drink Scorpion Shots, and Flaming Scorpion Cocktails then walk around wearing an
“I Ate the Scorpion” t-shirt.
Scorpions Have No Bones
As is true with all arachnids, scorpions do not have any bones. Instead, they have a tough exoskeleton made of chitin, just like spiders, mites, ticks, and even crustaceans like shrimp, crabs, and lobster.
Scorpions Can Live Without Food For a Year
If food is scarce or weather conditions restrict their ability to hunt, scorpions go into a depressed metabolic state called brumation, much like hibernation in warm-blooded animals. Because of their ability to brumate, some scorpions can survive without food for up to a year.
Unlike hibernation, they can come out of it easily when hunting is an option again.
Some Scorpions Reproduce Without a Mate
Most scorpions mate intersexually, although some species do not need a mate to reproduce. This asexual reproduction is called parthenogenesis.
Scorpions do a “dance” before mating. So, if you’re a male scorpion, you better be a good dancer, or your mate just might eat you alive!
Scorpions Carry Their Babies on their Back
Scorpions give live birth and have a litter that averages from 20 to 30 baby scorpions, although some have been known to have nearly 100 babies.
After that, they are on their own and… it’s dangerous out there!
Scorpions are Cannibals
Scorpions will eat just about any living thing they can catch and kill. They’re not picky eaters. They’ll eat any animal they can catch from ants and spiders to birds and even rodents.
The High Cost of Scorpion Venom
Scorpion venom is one of the most expensive liquids in the world worth around one to two million dollars per gram. If you buy it in bulk, you can get a gallon for a cool forty mil.
First, scorpions can only produce a small amount of venom at a time, and it takes time for the venom to be replenished once it’s been used (or milked by a scientist). That’s why scorpions tend to run and hide before standing and fighting. If they use their venom on a predator to escape, they may not have enough to use in procuring their next meal.
The other key reason is that scorpion venom is showing great promise in medical research. A protein (a peptide) derived from chlorotoxin in the venom shows promise for Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cancer.
Although the venom is extremely expensive, once a scientist identifies a compound, they may be able to synthesize it for commercial use. Researchers at Stanford University recently synthesized compounds that could help fight bacterial infections. There’s a lot more research going on with great potential for the future.
Scorpions are Not Insects
Scorpions are bugs, but they are not insects. Scorpions have eight legs and two body segments, while insects have six legs and three body segments. Scorpions do not have antennae and do not develop wings.
There are close to 2,000 known species of scorpions worldwide. The United States is home to around 100 species.
Scorpions Outdate Us
Scorpions have been around longer than we have. Fossil records date scorpions existence to over 400 million years.