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Danny M. - 2008-02-24
I purchased an Emperor Scorpion about two months ago. The gentleman that was at the pet store was very helpful. I got home this morning from work and found my scorpion dead in its cage. I did everything that I was told to by the man in the pet store who has had scorpions for more than 20 years. I handled the scorpion about twice a week like I was told. I wish I knew why it died.

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Andy - 2008-01-28
I have just gotten a 2 cm baby hadrurus arizonensis, captive bred of course. It's got one hell of an apetite and it's great to handle. Hopefully won't have any molting problems as he grows. Great Care Sheet. Thanks.

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Micah VanderToolen - 2008-01-16
I actually just bought a Red Clawed Scorpion a few weeks ago. It's an agressive little snot but he is awesome. Sometimes I can handle it but not often. It is absolutely amazing to watch it eat on account of how brutal it is to its prey. I hope to get an Emperor soon and maybe sometime a Deathstalker. But yeah, a scorpion is an awesome pet. Not only are they cool but also people find you incredibly brave for handling them on account of modern stereotypes. So if you start out with an Emperor or a Red Clawed and you should do fine.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-08
    I really just started getting interested in scorpions about 2-3weeks ago then randomly find this website. I didn't know you could actually get one as a pet and be able to handle it, especially without being stung. This is so cool though I know my parents won't let me have one. Just saying from what I found isn't the death stalker the most poisonous one though?
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Piero Chiappina - 2007-12-31
There is no question about it: this is the best beginner scorpion. I just received one the other day and he's a very stocky, impressive scorpion! Ive wanted one of these all my life and now I finally own one, WOOHOO! But seriously, this is a BEAUTIFUL scorpion. The only thing is that it scared my relatives silly when they came over to visit:D

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berny (philippines) - 2007-11-30
I think you have an H. laoticus pictured not an H. spinifer. I have both and successfully reproduced from both species. I handle these on a daily basis and had been pinched only once, when i stupidly picked up this laoticus a little too quickly. They DO NOT readily sting but will try to scare you off by doing a quick pinch. If you want to see some action, give them something large for them thats frisky, a locust, large roach or even a small mouse. =)

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rap c nesbit - 2007-10-27
i have just purchased my new desert hairy scorpion and she is gourgeous! She may sting a little, but i just quickly pull my hand back. They are very cute and docile, lovey!

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harry - 2007-09-21
I have 23 of these in a 75 gallon terrarium. They are so amazing, especially under a black light.

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spyke - 2007-07-22
i bought an emporer scorpion, 2 days later i bought another, and then i bought a pregnant one like 2 weeks ago. i love thees little guys and they made me wanna buy a flat rock scorpion as soon as i can :) i love them, my girlfriend loves them, and you will two.
i do handle all but the pregnant one and they are fine to handle, they never sting. i've been pinched but its never hard, and its after you held them for to long.

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Owen - 2007-07-16
My Malaysian Forest Scorpion is 8 1/2 inches in length and is VERY AGGRESSIVE! if you move her cave while she is beside it, she pinches it and her tail sometimes strikes it. Same goes with anything that moves near her! Very cool pet and very hardy. Have had her for 4 years, and she has gone through 3 molts in my possesion.

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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
There can't be enough said about them. They are the best beginner scorpions. I have owned 2 and the one I currently have is 4 inch "lazy bum". She is very calm but she will not eat unless I put the crickets up to her mouth. She will try to make an attempt to pinch me every now and then, but it is more of a "love" pinch than a defensive one!


If you REALLY want a challege get a RED CLAW SCORPION. It is from the same GENUS family but with a little attitude. I have owned 2 and the reputation on some care pages give them a "bad" deposition. I am not stupid now, all scorpions have the ability to sting you. I have owned a female who was "mean" the first day I got her and after handling her she was more calm and mellow than my emperor scorpion I had at the time. The male I own now is a little more defensive but he calms downs quickly and believe it or not he likes to have his back rubbed like my flat rock scorpion. He is a pincher (My Aunt Ann, who died on my 38th birthday last year may she rest in peace, pinched me a lot harder). He has not made the slighest attempt to sting me. If you have an opportunity to grab one DON'T let it passed you by DOGGONE IT!

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