I finally found a p.liosoma for sale. It says its about 2'' long,Is that small? So i need some captive care info. whats the venom like i know its quite strong. How would you compare it to hottentotta trilluneatus.
Robert from Arachnomania (as I think that your 2" scorp is from his pricelist) is a very good dealer by the way.. His 2" might count all the scorp, from the chela to the telson. (I'm refering to the scorps I bought from him, which were 1" on the list and they are doing 1" from chela to telson).. So get a ruler and check it out how long it is
I havent had any problems with mine the bigger of the 2 is more active while the smaller one always hides. The smaller one doesent eat as much the big one will usually eat when i put a cricket in. I actually found both of mine at a pet store offcourse i had too buy them. I keep mine in a peat sand mixture they seem too do good in that.
There are no Parabuthus scorpions that I am aware of which live in natural conditions that provide any descent amount of rainfall per year. All of them, that I know of, dwell in extremely dry climates. Make sure their meals are well fed and watered so they may gain all the nutrients they may require. P. leiosoma can be a great pet scorp and if fed heavily (until their fill), are much more active at night and can occasionally be seen during the daytime as well. My P. leiosoma females eat more in quantity than my larger P. transvaalicus females and are much more aggressive while doing so.
I wouldn’t recommend getting stung by one. From what I understand, they have a fairly hot sting. The sting shouldn’t be life threatening for a healthy adult; however, this may not be the case for someone with an allergic reaction.
I believe they will attain a maximum length of 3.5 to 4 inches.