Advice on keeping scorpions.

Darth Vehl

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Hello! This is my first post on this section, I want to start keeping scorpions. I have experience in keeping tarantulas (right now, I'm starting with OW with a C. darlingi) and I want to buy some C. gracilis (because they are the only ones available in Mexico City at the moment and I like the species a lot). What can you advise me?
 

Joey Spijkers

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Centruroides gracilis is a great beginner species. Use long enough tweezers, keep them humid, fairly warm and provide some vertical surfaces and hiding spots.
 

darkness975

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This is true. The risk is small with adults of this species, but it is always there.
I always mention it because most of the time Centruroides spp. do get along without any major issues but it could happen and for a new keeper it could be quite the unpleasant surprise.

I still remember the day one of my beloved Pandinus imperators vanished from a communal setup. It wasn't until a year or more later during a rehouse that I discovered the remains.
 
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