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justin martin - 2011-02-27
Hi, I just bought a desert hairy scorpion, this is my first one. I was wondering Ibought it in small case it was in with the same original sand. I just wanted to make sure what I need to keep it healthy. What kind of light or a black light a gentleman told me, should I change the sand often, how much water is needed, if I need a bigger tank and with the food I see it eating two creeks, but the other one that was alive he stung and left it alone do I take it out and throw it out? Thank you for the help. justinT

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  • tom - 2011-05-05
    You should never use blacklight all the time. An ultraviolet miney checker type light is good to occasionaly look at your scorpion, but it is proven, that it is detrimental to their health. You will need a 2/5 gallon aquarium type vivarium (aquariums tend to be longer than tall, floor space is the key to housing) they are a ground dwelling species, that burrows from time to time, so mix reptile sand with a small block of coir (coco fiber) or potting clay, to give it a sturdy burrowing substrate, that won't collapse. You don't need to change the sand often, just remove uneaten/dead crickets, locusts and roaches. At the end of the year, do a complete overhaul. Move your scorpion into a small tub, that it can't climb out of. Rinse the substrate and other things and put it all back in.
    Also: feed him 2 crickets every week. Sometimes they go on hunger strike. Don't worry.
  • fakhar shehzad - 2014-02-07
    i have lot of gecko lizards and scorpio...i want to sell them plz contact me,,,fakhar_shehzad@yahoo.com
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Big Daddy - 2013-12-16
I have an emporer scorpion his name is Boba and he has quite the personality. He likes to crawl around on my hand and go to sleep on my hand. For some reason he loves tv lol, and I'm so serious I turn a movie on and he's either watching it with me on my hand or watching it through his cage. He also plays a game where I cup my hands and I make a way for him to get out, he either crawls through it or thinks he can't get through it or can't find it and he lightly pinches my skin to open up and let him out :) He doesn't have much of a temper. I got him right after he was at the stage of being able to feed himself so he is still a baby and I get to raise him :)

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josh - 2013-11-17
My dad is trying to convince me to cut the stinger off my scorpion but i dont thing its a good thing to do anyone have reasons NOT cut off its stinger

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Scorpions are look at only, no touch pets. I suggest you respect the animal and don't alter or abuse your pet. When handling is necessary, careful handling will avoid most injuries. Common symptoms of a scorpion sting are irritation, mild pain and temporary numbness. Still, if you don't want to risk being stung then don't handle it.

    Often scorpions will lose their stingers naturally for one reason or another. The stinger will sometimes reform a little with a molt, but it's unlikely it'll ever go back to normal.
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phil - 2009-11-12
I've been noticing my scorpion getting bigger around the mid section but thought nothing of it. It is alone in its cage and has been for up to a year, then one day outta the blue I find it with about 5 little white babies on its back, and about 5 dead in the cage. I guess they don't need a mate to spawn?

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  • Rob - 2010-03-11
    No, they do need a mate to spawn, but depending on the cage conditions and humidity and temperature it can take longer for the female scorpion to give birth. The female scorpion can remain pregnant for a year or longer if not properly kept this is usually uncommon.
  • joe simth - 2010-05-13
    Well that stinks too bad.
  • tristan - 2010-09-12
    Scorpions can stay pregnant up to 12 months.
  • AJ Fisher - 2010-12-16
    Before Emperor scorpions are sold, they are usually housed in large bins. Males are not separated from females. Thus, whenever you buy a female Emperor, chances are, she is already pregnant.
  • nathan boddy - 2011-03-30
    How old is it as she may have been pregnant already as they can carry scorplings for 9-18 months
  • Samantha - 2013-12-05
    I'm studying about scorpions can you help?
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Christine Bean - 2013-07-01
Hi, I live in Oklahoma and find a lot of scorpions that come into the house. How would I go about trying to sell them to people who are interested in these type of scorpions?

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  • Cam - 2013-11-26
    I'd buy, reply via email.
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Zach C - 2013-08-13
Hey it's Zach. I just bought an Emperor Scorpion, I've had him for about 7 days. For the first two days he would try to climb to the sides of the glass (which I expected to be normal.) After those two days he burrowed under his water bowl and then I didn't see him for a few days and I stuffed a cricket under there hoping he would eat and I don't see it so he must of eaten it. I lifted the bowl to change his water and when I came back he crawled into another hole he burrowed. Is this normal? He has also been really sluggish and always hiding, day AND night which I think is very odd. Like I said I'm new and I like to learn as much as I can. Also his right side of his body is like white so please explain. I can't tell if all this hiding is normal or the white side is normal Thanks!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-08-27
    The white may indicate that he is getting ready to molt, so it's best not to disturb him. These scorpions can stay hidden, especially during the day, and tend to be more active at night. To see if this is the case you can get a reptile night light at your pet store. It can be either a black light or a red bulb as neither is seen by the scorpion, but makes it so you can watch the environment.
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lynn - 2013-07-14
Ouch! Was stung on the top of my foot last night at midnight by a very mean striped bark scorpion, I'm still in pain nearly 12 hours later with strange muscle spasms going up my leg. I am still experiencing burning and stinging. My lips and tongue are tingling.

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Akbar Khan - 2013-04-30
ey there i have 2 asian rainforest scorpions...i keep them in a glass tank which is app 1 and a half feet lenght. I have a heat lamp to generate heat for humidity but the problem is that the tank is not covered thus making the humidty in the tank last for a very short time...any suggestions???

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-30
    You can try adding a aquarium heater to a jar of water.  This can give constant humidity.
  • Akbar Khan - 2013-05-02
    hey thx for the advise...i shall try to get that :)
  • Fadhli Jaffar - 2013-07-09
    Alternatively, you can get a cheap usb air humidifier placed in the tank. They kind of make vapours which cools the surrounding air naturally. It also simulates the morning dew found in the early mornings of the rainforest. So you only need to run the humidifier once a day. One small humidifier holds water to last about an hour, which is just nice enough to moisten the air throughout the day. 
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Adrian tattooer - 2013-07-02
I just caught a big one under my trailer I'm trying to find out if its a male or female as I caught a smaller one by a hot tub on the back porch. Can they be kept together or will they kill each other? The little one stung the big one and it curled up in the corner of the glass enclosure, I poked at it with a pen and it lifts up its tail but it seems intoxicated will it croak by another's sting? They are the same species of desert hairy scorpions.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-03
    I would not keep them together. These scorpions are loners and will most likely kill each other if given the chance. Good luck!
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Pat - 2013-05-25
I'm interested in making a cactus vivarium and I'd like a desert critter to add as a final touch. Is a Desert Hairy Scorpion a good candidate? I like that they're hardy and don't require much care, but I'm worried that they may be injured on the cactus or rearrange the cage as the Emperors are said to do. Can any one shed some light on these or other issues for me? Thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-05-27
    You should be just fine.  They don't rearrange as much as the Emperors do.
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