I caught one of these around my house and was wondering what they are like in captivity. There is always gravid females around and I know they are communal so I was thinking about starting a colony. any pointers?
I have kept larger groups in a 10 gallon with a 2"-3" layer of coco-fiber bedding...lots of corkbark hidding places.... they did great. I kept kept them semi moist...sprayed the tank a few times a week.... they did awesome and I even had a few groups of babies produced! Mine all ate fine on small crickets.
I think I am going to try and breed them and if it does not work out I could always release them. Ya I guess you guys could get on the waiting list. These scorps seem to be very docile, they don't mind being handled. So how many could I have in a 5 gallon? Where i live the temps get in the low 80's in the summer down to the 30's in winter so I will try to mimic the outside conditions.
I have a little female that seems to like her damp coco fiber. She's dug a little burrow right against the side of her tank so I can see her. I've fed her a few crickets, and she took a mealworm last night.
nice photo, there seems to be a color difference in the species around where i live and the specimen you have. The ones where I live have lighter scheme to them.Do yours ever come out of their burrows? I have never seen one out here.
I keep 3 communally in a small show-off (3" potting soil/coco fiber/vermiculite mix, some bark and sticks, and a condiment cup full of water gel stuff that stays wet.) I started with 6, but only these 3 seemed to adjust. I've had them like this for almost a year now.