Scorpions are arachnids, making them closely related to Spiders, Ticks and Mites. Most Scorpions have long, slender bodies that can range from 1-7 inches long in length and have a distinctive, five-segmented tail tipped with a stinger that arches over their back. They have two distinctive pinchers on their front appendages. Scorpions can be yellow, blue, reddish-brown, or black. They like to hide under rocks, boards and other protective objects or dwellings.