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Desert Hairys & Feigning Beetles?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Arachnid Hobby, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Arachnid Hobby

    Arachnid Hobby Arachnosquire

    Some people keep desert hairy scorpions with blue death feigning beetles because they seem to have a symbiotic relationship. Should I do this? Will they eat a molting scorp?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    All reports I have heard is they get along just fine.
  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    I haven't heard of them eating a molting scorp so I think they're fine together.
  4. darkness975

    darkness975 Brachypelma darknessi Arachnosupporter

    I have kept them with adults no problem.

    Not sure about juveniles or sub adults tho.
  5. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I have heard they will munch on molting scorpions and have always suspected they will, but they are definitely safe with adult Hadrurus and juveniles who aren't near a molt.
  6. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    yes they will kill a molting scorpion.

    In reality, the scorpions are intensely stressed out by them, I used to believe they were an example of strange mutualism, but the beetles are nothing more than armored squatters barging into whichever burrows they desire
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