What habitat would this species occupy in the wild?
Mark has all sorts of information about them and their burrows at his website.What habitat would this species occupy in the wild?
Hi EdHave we found the Aussie equivalent of an Emperor? Rarely surfaces, hmm sounds familiar. lol So Mark, is this more of an interesting than "fun" species to keep? Sounds fragile.
Very interesting, have you seen the behaviour in captivity? or do they just treat the whole enclosure as a burrow?The mouth of their burrow acts as a trap....very clever. Similar to an ant-lion.
Yeah...new exactly what you meant by fun..some species are more interesting to keep than others, that's for sure. For me, I guess Urodacus elongatus would be the best 'keeper' scorpion. Big and entertaining.You know what I meant by fun, haha, why do you think I put it in quotations. Thanks once again.
Yes...I first observed closeup the action of removing dirt from the burrow through glass and then realised exactly how the patella sand combs work. If you set up a tank with an open top they will burrow and form the trapping mouth to the burrow. I have one in this situation at present and it has blocked the burrow mouth off to reduce water loss and increase humidity inside the burrow...as the sand dries out. I have pipes to add water to the base though, so it can be sucked back up into the sand. They only treat the whole enclosure as a burrow if the humidity is very high.Very interesting, have you seen the behaviour in captivity? or do they just treat the whole enclosure as a burrow?
Read you last post, have ever managed to achieve a burrow in captivity?
You could always move to Australia? Your dollar is worth heaps here !Do you think the centipedes deliberately prey upon these scorpions?
I am starting to hate this thread, an extremely interesting beautiful scorpion that the chances are i won't get my hands on!