Scorpions are a type of arachnid, and are closely related to spiders and ticks. They are found in all continents except for Antarctica, and there are approximately 1,500 species of scorpion. Scorpions are nocturnal predators, and use their long, curved tail to inject venom into their prey. The venom is used to kill or paralyze the prey, and the scorpion then uses its pincers to tear the prey apart and eat it.
While most scorpions are solitary creatures, some species live in groups. These groups can be as small as two or three scorpions, or as large as several hundred. In some species of scorpion, the young will stay with their mother for a few months after they are born. During this time, the young scorpions will eat insects that their mother brings them.
However, there are some instances where a mother scorpion will eat her young. This usually happens when the mother is starving, and she sees her young as a potential food source. In some cases, the mother may be so desperate for food that she will eat any of her young that she can catch, regardless of whether they are fully grown or not. While this behavior is not common, it does occur in some scorpions.