Desert Duets: Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion Activity Web Page

Some people keep scorpions as pets! The two most common scorpions in the Sonoran Desert are the giant hairy desert scorpion and the bark scorpion; one is huge and the other is quite small.

Use this Web site and others from resources page to compare these two scorpions: Scorpion Picture Guide: "Pet Scorpion Care Sheet and Information: Giant Hairy Scorpions." On this page, there is a link in the left-hand menu to information about the bark scorpion.

Giant Hairy Desert Scorpion
Bark Scorpion
3.5 - 4 inches long (other Web sites and the book in the references state it is 5.5 to 6 inches long!)
1.5 to 3.0 inches long

You can also download a Venn diagram from the Web and use it instead of the chart.

After you have made the comparison, write a paragraph about why you would or would not want one of these scorpions for a pet. Use the facts you have learned in your paragraph.

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 16 April 2009