- Feb 2, 2020
What is the most "aggressive" scorpion you own ? Photos and Videos would be great...
My H. troglodytes is a real b**ch lol...What is the most "aggressive" scorpion you own ? Photos and Videos would be great...
It's pretty crazy that the one that's suppose to be the most docile, turns out to be the most temperamental... LOLI currently have A.australis, B.mardochei, H.hottentotta, and P.villosus. These Buthids are pretty chill. Not much aggression from any of them. Not a single threat posture besides a pair warning (or warding) strikes from the Hottentotta. But I do respect their space naturally.
The only reason the Hottentotta gave me threatening flicks is because I had save it from being pinned between a cork bark and terrarium glass. Too fat to save itself.
When I changed out my A.australis' cork bark hide with a vastly improved one, it settled in a corner and sat very still without a single threat posture and tail flick. And continued to sit there for another 15-20 minutes after I had finished and was gone.
But my most temperamental scorpion is a crotchety H.petersii. It has even pinched my forearm when I reached in past it to remove the waterdish for cleaning and refilling. The irony.
I found all of mine are docile, that's why I'm asking because I watch videos on Youtube and they seem to be way more aggressive...Among my own scorpions I've always noticed that juveniles have a much more aggressive behavior compared to the adults.
Nearly all of my juveniles are considered aggressive.
Most of my adult Androctonus, Leiurus, Heterometrus, Pandinus, Opistacanthus, Hadogenes, Euscorpius species are pretty docile.
Among the adults my H hottentotta, H jayakari, and H tamulus are certainly more aggressive, they choose to strike/sting instead of retreat.
Another adult that is aggressive is Parabuthus maximus that won't hesitate to attack the tweezers.
My adult H arizonensis is a bit different, shes got very aggressive body language and does not retreat easily but on the other hand when it comes to it she does not strike/sting often.
It's kind of bluff strategy.
Can't seem to view this...I take full responsibility for the following actions and hope I am not persecuted or roasted, but only want to demonstrate that Buthids aren't murderous creatures dripping and spraying venom at the slightest disturbance. There are safety measures implemented off camera, a lidless tote with a shallow substrate bottom sat below the cage. I recommend nobody treat any Buthid in this manner or reproduce this potentially dangerous act that may lead to unpredictable consequences.