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denise - 2012-01-19
the flat rock scorpion we have had babies a month ago and have been seperated from mother into dixie cups how should they be watered

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-19
    Use a small flat container, like a baby food jar lid. Cut a piece of sponge to fit in the lid and thenfill it with water. This way they can get a drink without drowning.
  • Sheri Van Riper Miller - 2012-02-03
    You shouldnt have to give them any type of water. They will get all the moisture they need to get through their first instar, from the mother. As for offering water when they are away from mom, they will get all moisture from the food. If you really feel as though they need a drink (worried like me) you can spray a little bit of distilled water on the side of the deli tubs you should be keeping them in. But never more than once every 2 weeks. And make sure the water will evaporate with in 4 to 6 hours, so to reduce the risk of mycosis. You can go to http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/forum or http://www.arachnoboards.com. Both places have alot of information.
    Hope this helps.
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Devon Matthew Mogel - 2011-05-14
Ugh, call me a size-queen, but I just don't see the joy in tiny breeds. I just got a beautiful female emperor, and a flatrock will be my next venture!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-14
    The flat rock is larger and not the bite so that is a good thing. Probably a real dumb question but these two can't be together... right?
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tabitha - 2011-01-21
When I lived in oklahoma I actually had found a scorpion that looked like a flat rock scorpion but with dark red markings on its sides and it's weird I can't find any records of anything like it so I don't know strange. If you find any thing let me know it would definitely clear my mind.

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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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  • 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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