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Small Desert Scorpion Identification and Care?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by CritterKeeper21, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. CritterKeeper21

    CritterKeeper21 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I found this little guy on my porch. I have only seen Centruroides Sculpturatus in my yard, but I haven't known how to identify them very long (versus a striped tail) and this one is different looking than the ones I have seen. I am leaning towards this being a very young striped tail, but If someone with more experience with the juveniles could weigh in that would be great. Also, how do I take care of it? I have a tank of 3 Centruroides Sculpturatus, can I put it with those when it gets a bit bigger? (sorry if that's a dumb question)
  2. CritterKeeper21

    CritterKeeper21 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Well now it's dead I had a cricket in there and it ate him.


    The cricket was half the size of the scorpion and I had cricket food in there I don't know how this happened
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  3. arachnidgill

    arachnidgill Arachnosquire

    The scorpion could of been eaten while trying to molt, that would be my guess. Or it died and then was eaten
  4. AZCeptipede

    AZCeptipede Arachnosquire

    Now I'm worried because I left a tiny cricket in with my C. Sculpturatus this morning, I hope it's ok!

    Could the reason it looks so dark be because it was so close to molting that it would be in danger?
  5. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking

    always remove uneaten prey. if a scorpion refuses it it's likely ready to molt.
  6. WeightedAbyss75

    WeightedAbyss75 Arachnoangel

    Usually, darker means closer to molting. So, in all likelyhood, your scorpion tried to molt and the bloodthirsty cricket had its way with it. Super sorry to hear it, just sucks to know pery ate the predator :( As long as your sculpturatus are healthy and active, they will not be eaten, so at least there is that :shy: Not sure of the species though, probably some sort of Centroides.
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  7. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    From the image you posted that Scorpion was in heavy pre molt and most likely got eaten as it was attempting to molt. They are helpless when they molt.
  8. AZCeptipede

    AZCeptipede Arachnosquire

    Sorry that this happened to you OP but I'm glad I was able to learn from your experience, my girl is getting darker and I'll definitely avoid putting prey items in until she's molted and hardened up.
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