Heh thanks for the info about the scorpion show coming at 5 on the discovery channel! Go Scorpions!Originally posted by Justin
Can an adult flat rock scorpion eat a small hopper mouse or fuzzy mouse? oh and by the way, i just thught some of you might be entrested, today at five on the discovery channel there is some thing coming on about scorpions.
Sorry if that is bogus info! I got it off the flukers website that had care sheets on a lot of invertabrates and animals. I just copied and pasted it on here so I could help. If it's wrong then they are wrong to have that on their website.Originally posted by skinheaddave
Where did you find that care info? A lot of it is pretty bogus.
I did not copy and paste that wrong it is what was there when I picked a flatrock scorpion care sheet from flukers. They probably typed it wrong or there was an error but on top of the care sheet it says flat rock scorpions! So no it wasn't me go check for yourself!Originally posted by XOskeletonRED
Excellent call guys. Gotta love it when info like that gets out to a newbie. That info on their (temporarily[thanks to skinhead] still avail) caresheet is almost guaranteed to kill a perfectly good scorpion over time (and quite possibly much faster!!!). I think someone got a little mixed up and copied and pasted the caresheet on a rainforest Tarantula, as the fact is, they did refer to a Flatrock as a Tarantula *caughs*.
Just as a note, certain larger scorpion species tend to enjoy a good fight with something which may be quite large. I feed adult mice on occasion to imperators and tarantulas and locusts (I mean the black and red ones that grow to like 3 inches +) occasionally to H. spiniferis (only adults and yes, the Ts are also soon-to-die adults of the not-so-large species). If you did choose to do this, it is recommended you watch over them carefully. I do NOT do this however, with Flat rocks!!! They tend to like smaller foods and will refuse anything this size given to them (at least mine do). I tend to use adult Wolf Spiders for A. australis and others of similar size, including A. bicolor and L. quinquestriatus.
As asked about Hadogenes being of a large size, they are claimed by some to have the longest length measured (over 8 inches as also claimed by some with P. imperator and H. swammerdami) for a scorpion, though obviously not the largest (weight and bulk), due to the scorpion being "flatter" than that seen in other genus.