Multiple Emps?

Embers To Ashes

Old Timer
Feb 14, 2011
Im waiting for my camra batterys to charge so I can get some pictures of the enclosure he is in. It's a ten gallon tank. Right now he has two hides and has taken residence in the bigger one. More hides can be added for more emps if I need to. That is no problem.

He is about five inches long with his tail flat behind him. His stinger is kind of redish. Does that mean hes mature? I think he is a boy because the "hair" on his "comb" was longer than my other one.

I want to have atleast two (his other "freind" died. I think she was too far gone when I rescued her) in the same tank. The only other ones I can get right now are about 3-4 inches. Will he pick on the little one or kill him?

I can kick my hermit crabs out of their twenty long and put them in a ten if two emps need that space.


Mar 28, 2011
Red stingers mean he/she is fully matured, or really close depending the exact shade. Id suspect your scorpion is at least 4 years old. And a 10 gallon is not big enough for multiple scorpions if there full sized. I have 3 in a 10gallon but there very small and young, but I would not recommend a 10 gallon for 2 full sized. And I cant recommend putting a small one in with the full sized one. If you are mixing emperors it is very important to have them be around the same size. When scorpions are newly born, there stingers are a very pale white, and when there 1-3 years old, it is a milky white, not as bright, and then it turns red when they are around 3 or 4 years old. I would not try mixing scorpions with different colored stingers. Personally, I don’t know how much money you have, but if I were you and funds permitted, I would leave the larger one alone in the 10 gallon, and get another 10 or 20 gallon, and buy 2-4 or the smaller ones you can get right now. Mixing young emperor scorpions is always safer then mixing full grown scorpions. They even share the same burrow when there young.