Can scorpions swim, or will they die if put in water?

Scorpions cannot swim, and in fact can drown in even shallow water. During heavy rains they often have to leave their burrows to avoid drowning in any flood waters. When keeping a scorpion in a tank, care must be taken to use a very shallow water dish, and it's a good idea to add some bits of sponge, moss, or pebbles to the dish so that they will not become submerged and drown in their own dish.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 08:49AM EST
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