I'm fairly confident that the scorpion pictured is a sub-adult (possibly adult) Tityus serrulatus. The picture isn't very revealing, but given your location and the patterning on the scorp, along with the stripes and thickness of its metasoma, that would be my best guess. Assuming, of couse, that you collected the scorpion locally.
actually I´ve collected it in the wall of my bedroom, behind the door. Scorpions usually climb walls? (The walls of my bedroom have that wallpapers) And, how dangerous is it, since it have come into my room and climbed my walls?
Oh, does anybody knows what could be the best preys for it?
Considering it is a little scorp (4 to 5 centimeters, 1 to 2 inches)...
I´ve given it a cricket, wich was completely swallowed... well, i didn´t see any residue of it but the head, and i´ve seen it eating the leg o the cricket... i´m pretty sure of that... Is that possible too?
My friend ...Living in Brazil you have one of the unique opportunities to enjoy the scorp in its native suroundings. It might sound dull...But this scorp is highly prized , most scorpion collecters have a great deal of difficulty to purchase these in North america. Since the borders closed on brazil for exporting..There almost never seen in our pet trade.
All right! hehehe
I think i´ve found a gold mine in my own house!
I´ll start to export some of them ilegally!!!
Well, about the advantages in Brazil, there aren´t as many as you told, the natural ambient of this scorp is the city drain, and about having them, you can be arrested if you get caught. But... I think I´ll take the risk cos´ it´s something i really like!
As I said in my first post, it's a Tityus serrulatus.
I'm guessing its got one more molt to go, though it could be done.
In terms of the cricket--yes, it ate the whole thing. They pre-digest food, that is to say that they break down food before they swallow it. By the time the cricket was "swallowed" it was liquid, and took up much less space than an intact cricket.
Crickets are probably the best food for your scorp. You should be able to find small ones, which will be less likely to injure your pet.
As for the venom, I'm not entirely sure. Mat said that they're about a 3, I'd go with between 3 and 4. I'm fairly sure that their venom is powerful, but that they can't inject a significant amount. The result of the sting would probably be lots of pain and some systemic effects--it would most likely feel like you were hit in the groin for about 4 days.
In terms of climbing walls, no must scorps can't, but most Tityus sp. can. Esp ones that small.
(Oh, sorry about my english, i´m not very good on that, and i´ll try to be as "understandable" as I can...
Well, one day I get a scorp, then I start keeping it, search for information, find this site, ask some questions and I receive a Library back! hehehehe. Chis, Mat, thanks very much, you are great and helped me a lot. I´m even thinking in increase my "collection" of scorps! hehehe
About being arrested... It´s illegal to keep ANY kind of animal of the brazilian fauna, I think they don´t care too tooo much about scorps, you can get a penalty (very expensive), but many kinds of mammals, reptiles and birds lead you directly to the jail...
I wouldn't exactly call it a "gold mine". Not very many people would be willing to risk going to jail for importation of a scorpion. Tityus serrulatus is indeed the ID, as Chris had stated. Do you have any pictures of other scorpions of the area? If so, please send some to my e-mail (reminder that you already have the address). ...hugs.
I have photos of T. bahiensis, but I only have them of a single subspecies and would prefer to know the color variants of each subspecies. Don't worry about researching for photos of them because I've been doing that for a few years and have only come up with a single color variant, take T. serrulatus, which I have pics of two different subspecies. I don't believe I have any photos of T. costatus at all, but I'll have to search through my photo files to know for sure. It would be nice if you have any available means of finding pics of that species.