Pictured: Emperor Scorpion carrying her babies.
Scorpions are one of the few species of arachnids that give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. For the first few weeks of life, or until their first molting, the scorplings ride on their mother`s back for protection. Scorpions can have upwards of a dozen babies at a time, and far from being traditional maternal figures, the female scorpion will sometimes eat a few of her offspring to supplement her own nutrition.
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