Scorpions are not at all like us. And the biggest difference here is not in eight legs, not in huge claushes, and not even in a deadly stall, sticking out behind his back, but the fact that if in a day without food, a person begins to feel bad, then for scorpion, this term is nothing . After all, Scorpio can do without food for a whole year!
Scorpions - truly amazing creatures. They live on six of the seven continents and adapted to survive even in the harshest conditions. Nature gave a scorpion one very useful feature - the ability to slow down the metabolism (metabolism). In addition, they have an internal organ called "hepatopancasas", which simultaneously performs the role of the liver and pancreas. Hepatopancreas produces a large number of digestive enzymes, which, with high efficiency, split the incoming food, helping to get as much energy as possible. And the eating scorpion can be very, very much - up to 1/3 of the volume of your body at a time. Symbiosis of these qualities allows scorpion to live without food for a whole year.
"So what? The bear also knows how to lower the metabolism and, falling into the winter hibernation, is not there for a long time "- a question may arise. That's right, but at the same time the bear is sleeping, and the scorpion slows down the metabolism in such a way that it does not fall into the hibernation, but continues the life. It is not as active as during constant nutrition, but at the same time it is not a dream.
This is interesting: Scorpions are as if specifically designed for survival in extreme conditions. Their body is covered with a layer of chitin, which can withstand temperatures up to 50 ° C and retains water. Under the conditions of frost, Scorpio also will not be disappeared - the study of the University of Texas, held in 1980, showed that after a complete freezing, and then the defrost, most individuals survived. These spooforms are perfectly opposed radiation - they kept irradiation over 1000 x-rays, which has been proven after the test of atomic bombs in the deserts. And also, compared to the same bear, during the slow motion metabolism, Scorpion does not need to spend precious time to come to herself after hibernation and respond to the danger, which significantly increases their vitality.