I thought I would try and ID some of the scorpions we have in the hobby this side of the ocean. So far I have not been able to get any solid confirmation as to what species this is. I unfortunately have no idea from which country this scorpion originated.
They are just referred to...
You don't have to reach those temps I listed exactly.
Anything from at least 77F upwards should be ok. With lower temperatures you will usually get less active scorpions and they eat a lot less as well.
I am no expert, but here is how I try and keep mine.
I have kept a few Parabuthus species, but not Androctonus.
For my Parabuthus I try and do the following:
I try and keep mine around the following:
- Day: 86°F - 89.6°F (30 - 32°C )
- Night: 77°F - 82.4°F (25 - 28°C)...
There are actually a couple of people on the forum who has or have had communal Heterometrus setups. There is of course always a chance for cannibalism, but they are not the worst candidates for a communal setup.
Keeping them well fed also reduces the chance of cannibalism, so just keep that in...
This is my first mossambicensis, but definitely not my last.
My friend showed me the mother of the brood, I was so surprised at how small this species is compared to other Parabuthus. The size of course does not decrease the wow factor in any way :)
Now there are just a...
So I have never considered keeping a centipede, purely because they kinda freak me out a little :eek: but was given the opportunity to take ownership of my first one.
The enclosure is only temporary, and I am busy creating another.
Got some new additions recently. They were a gift from a friend.
These are just their temporary enclosures. Busy setting up some nice ones ;)
P. mossambicensis from Botswana
Not sure about size, probably i4
Lychas burdoi from Mozambique
Believed to be fully grown.
My Uroplectes also does this. They will "wag", "sway" or "twitch" their tails around when I introduce a feeder into their enclosure. (One Uroplectes per enclosure, not communal ;))
Not really sure why they do this though.
They do actually look blue under the right light.
Here is a picture of the mother with her first brood:
She had about 40+ in this brood and dropped a second brood about 3-4 months later