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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
I have owned 2 of these. The one I have currently is a 2 inch female (not including the tail). She has pinched me once. It was a hard pinch. I have held her numerous times and she has not yet made an effort to sting me. She is skittish at first but soon settles down.
If you have an chance to get one GET IT. In my own personal opinion if you want something more "unpredictable" than an emperor scorpion this is it. I am not going to lie to you, they can and will sting if mishandled. But from what I heard from a friend of mine, it is more discomfort that actual pain!

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danny - 2011-10-11
Hi my flat rock scorpion has just had babies. Can I put all the babies in a vivarum together ? I dont wanna loose any of them

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Luke Luke - 2012-11-03
To anyone that reads this. I am 15 and have had a few scorpions. They can be aggressive and they can be docile. But the main thing i noticed is that they are like snow flakes. You never get two alinke. I have a Malaysian forest scorpion and it is the most friendless thing in the world. Its all about how its brought up from a baby.

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  • David Brough - 2012-11-04
    Do you breed your own scorpions then? It would be cool to get some info on that.
  • Gordon - 2012-11-28
    The parents did know. We just dediecd it was safer than other things you could have tried like going to look for lions or swimming in the river with hippos.
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oscar abney - 2011-05-09
Are females always chubby because i had mine for 3 years still no babies?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-09
    It takes several 3 - 4 for many scorpions to reach sexual maturity. The Flat Rock male looks thinner than the female because his tail is so long and so his body looks leaner. The female carries the babies inside for up to 18 months and then the babies are born live. So she could be fatter because she is, fatter because she looks that way or fatter because she is pregnant. She would have about 25 - 30 babies. So lots of luck.
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Chicco - 2011-06-27
i think your wrong sir... heterometrus longimanus or asian giant forest scorpion is more defensive than the pandidus emperator or commonly known as the emperor scorpion.. pls check your info...ty very much

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    Hi Chicco. I am not sure who you are adressing in your comment but I looked up some information on both the Asian Forest and the Emporer for your information and for the person you are addresssing. In one source it is clearly stated that the "Asian Forest Scorpions are good for the beginner that wants to try something more aggressive than an Emperor Scorpion". In a second article I found that the "forest scorpion is more aggressive than the emperor scorpion. They can be kept in groups, but it is not recommended due to their aggressive nature. They will assume a defensive posture more easily and are more likely to protect themselves with their pincers". Then in Animal World it states that the "Malaysian Forest Scorpions or Asian Forest Scorpion is hardy, quiet, and easy to care for. It is also impressive to look at. But unlike the Emperor Scorpion it is not handleable. It is quite defensive and will readily sting when it feels cornered or in danger". The Asian Scorpion according to 3 reliable sources (including Animal World) back your statement in the Forest Scorpion being more defensive than the Emporer. Does this help? Come on in and join us - you have the kind of knowledge we like to have around.
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Henkie van Rensburg - 2012-05-31
Hi I don't know anything about scorpions, this is the most info I've ever read on the rock scorpion. But, I have a problem. I do not want them as pets, but strangely they picked me? We have found two of them (in the last two months) in our home, even another specie as well, definitely poisonous, looking at the small claws and the fat tail - this one was yellow. All I want to know is - why do they come inside? What should I do to prevent this? I have small grandchildren, and I do not want them to be stung. Can anyone help me with any ideas? Pretty please?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-01
    I would be concerned about scopions getting into the home. I would call an exterminator but I would try and find out how they are getting into the house. Is there a hole for example around a plumbing fixture. Check around the house for any entrances that they can be using and plug them up with that foam that hardens. They are not little spiders so hard to just sneak in so I would think an opening into the home.
  • TG - 2012-11-20
    I was just going to add that sometimes, or when I lived in Texas anyway, they would come in from the outside when it was damp out. Humid day, rainy, etc. There are ways to help control it from happening. Give an exterminator a call and they should be able to give you some tips so that they might not have to come out. Good luck! Oh, and use the internet to your advantage...there is a wealth of info. I will see if I can find anything else out for you.
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VALJEAN - 2008-03-13
Well, I had one scorpion. It was kind of bluish green and I don't actually know if it was an emperor or a malaysian. It was not aggressive but it pinched me a lot of times. It ate geckos and other stuff (because in the Philippines you can't find good feeders without great cost). It was not that aggressive either, it usually crawled onto my palm if I placed my palm in front of it. Unfortunately it died because I was ignorant in taking care of it at that time. It lived for only 3 weeks in my care, but I'm planning to buy another one so I've read a lot of info about both species of scorpions. I live in the Philippines and would like to know what kind it was. Again, it was bluish green and it was very cheap, costing only 500 - 700 pesos, about 8-13 bucks.

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  • motasm - 2010-05-27
    Looks like malisian scorp cause the emperor is always black.
  • Robert Rosas - 2011-05-26
    i have an emperor scorpion..where in the philippines u r living??
  • Robert Rosas - 2011-05-26
    asa ka sa phillipines??
    you know where i can buy any kind of scorpions??
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Scorpion Hater - 2010-09-18
You are all nutso! Just wait until they invade your home where your 17 month old child is! Yeah, having them as pets is too cool for me. It's going to be fabulous when the escape and sting you and you walk around all day and night with a blacklight scared for your childs life! See I just got unfortunate with the house I bought and didn't know that there was a ton of bark scorpions living in and out back of my home. To keep them as pets is the strangest thing I've ever heard of... and breeding them!

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  • scorpionluver - 2010-12-17
    So you're scared of them ''wow''seriously I'm 11 and not scared I have a desert hairy scorpion, but you shouldn't be scared.
  • anonymous - 2010-12-20
    Why don't you turn negative to positive? Like start selling them and getting rid of them at the same time earning money? It helps you and your family get income at the same time put smiles on the scorpion lovers faces :D
  • Artur Miniu Minczuk - 2011-02-24
    I understand that it is not fun to live in a house with scorpions crawling around but it's not a reason to call people who love scorpions nuts. It is different when you keep your scorpion in a tank from which he can't escape than seeing them around the house and having to check your clothes for them. You shouldn't be hating on the scorps but on yourself because you didn't check the house.
  • Eric Peters - 2012-04-07
    Umm dude, I have owned 2 scorpions. My dad has owned multiple tarantulas. I'm 13 and not scared and I'm not nuts
  • Krystal - 2012-07-31
    I agree with u....me and my husband were laying in bed talking with the lights on and my nephew came in and said 'there is a scorpion in your bed!!!' so I freaked out. I'm not scared of the scorpion persay but in fear for my children so I must agree with scorpions being pest!!!
  • Rusty - 2012-11-25
    I completely agree with you, I am an outdoorsman, hunting and fishing guide and scorpion student/scientist. I do not however want to put down anyone who is also like me and finds them interesting and enjoys learning more about them in there own way, that is your right. As I take a look at everything that I do and choose to do I find that my great joy is finding these creatures in there own habitat and choose study them there. Although you and I may agree on the subject others will oppose I get where where you are coming from, and I hope everything is working out for you, just remember not every scorpion lover has a tank full of them of is breeding them.
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Anonymous - 2012-11-20
hey i want an young emperor scorpion in india..... can any one help me with that

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luke angus miller - 2008-03-25
Wow, great care sheet.
I am buying a desert scorpion on the weekend and now I know what to do and wjat not to do, so thank you.

My friend bought the same type the other day and he was forcing it to eat 2 crickets by grabing them with tweasers and jabbing the cricket into the scorp. And he also kept the ground moist which is something the pet shop owner said to do, but he was actually wrong. He told my friend how to care for a rainforest scorp so thanks to your caresheet I no not to wet the sand because it could lead to death. Also the petshop owner didn't seem to know much about scorpions, so everyone reading this keep an eye out.

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