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Anonymous - 2007-04-02
beautiful and hardy captive has quickly become one of my favorite scorpions in my collection. My female just had 28 babies.

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  • Karl - 2010-06-20
    Do you have any for sale if you do get a hold of me at 636 232 6579
  • Shirlee - 2011-10-19
    How small are the babies when 1st born?
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fabian mendoza - 2011-10-15
I just bought a desert scorpion and he is my first one. I was just wondering since we keep our house at about 70 degree if I should buy some kind of lamp to keep him warm?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-17
    You can scroll up in the article and minimum temperature should be at 75 degrees. I'd get a lamp and at least have it on one end of the enclosure so your little guy can get warmer if he wants.
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dustin - 2011-09-05
Ok I bought an emperor scorpion and she had babies bout 2 weeks after I bought her. I just want to know how to keep the humidity at a normal level. I can't seem to get to stay at a high level. I use the shreaded coconut stuff. Least that's what they told me to use at the pet store. The humidity stays bout 40% to 65 70% bout and hr after I mist the cage. I also have a small heatin pad under one side of the tank. Is there anything else or anything different I need to do? The babies are bout to come into their first molt and I don't want any of them to die much less her so if theres anything I can do different please let me know please asap. Thanks!!! Dustin'

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    Emily - 2011-07-05
    OK... strangest question you may encounter... A striped scorpion got trapped and died inside one of pieces of my breast pump while being stored. I was able to push him out with a bobby pin, clean the pieces, and sterilize (not sanitize) in microwave steam sterilizer. The pieces are made of plastic and were stored in a non-climate controlled area. Is there any reason that the pieces would be unsafe? I can buy replacement parts if necessary.

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-06
      Not the strangest question ever and I understand. I do not know but the scorpion would have to sting something in order to transfer venom from the something to something else. If the surfases are hard and then washed and sterilized, I would think it would be fine. My bigger problem is I have no idea what a breat pump looks like but if all hard surfaces it should be fine. Of course the not knowing would make me crazy so why not just get another one. If my finger itched, I would start to wonder .....
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    RABBIT - 2011-06-24
    I HAVE 20 SCORPLINGS- 2ND INSTAR- FOR SALE- 15 EACH- SC AREA- 8643506423- CALL ME- GORGEOUS BABIES...

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    • tfleming - 2011-06-27
      Are you able to tell if any are females yet? If so I would really like one. Do you think it would survive a trip to Texas?

      Thanks
      Tim
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    brandi horr - 2010-10-10
    We recently had a scorpion but one morning I came out and she was dead. She had drowned herself in her water dish! I'm only assuming she drowned herself due to that's where I found her lifeless body. Any idea how this happened? We had sprayed her cage everyday, fed her every 3-4 days. More if she still seemed hungry. Cleaned her tank every few days.

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    • Jesse - 2011-03-18
      I also have an emperor scorpion. I was told if you put a wet sponge in the bowl they will get the water from that. With no water just the wet sponge. Maybe that's the difference. Maybe I get over my fear of holding it.
    • patrick86 - 2011-03-30
      I use "gut load" cricket water. It's kind of like tiny pieces of what looks like gel but it's water packed with vitamins. Scorpions drink it and can't drown in it.
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    Laurie - 2011-02-08
    We recently purchased a scorpion from a local pet shop, after researching it, we discovered it`s a she. We`ve had her about a week, she isn`t eating and has become swollen. we haven`t handled her, so I don`t think it`s stress, the tank temp averages 78 degrees and she has adequate humidity. She`s still active at night but I`m beginning to worry. Any ideas?

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    shalise - 2010-10-25
    I have an asian scorpion and he is a blast, I named him...MARDIN! He likes to eat crickets and he loves water and he LOVES to relax! Sometimes he looks like he"s playin" dead :)! HAHA! But I barely got him, but anyway he's hairy also! I love MARDIN!

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    • gilbert - 2010-10-27
      Hi, I have an Asian scorpion too but I never noticed him playing dead. He's quite nervous and alert and can be gluttonous - 2 crickets in one night! But he's a real beauty and sometimes he seems to be observing me more than I him. Hmmmm....
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    willie dean - 2011-01-13
    I've had my scorpion for a couple of months now and I'm still not to sure on a couple of things because of the little info given at the pet store. I'm not sure about the whole, where the sand and moss goes. And how often to feed it. One last thing can I really feed it mice?

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    • Your reply - 2011-01-15
      Hi, well I'll try to fill in the blanks...You can feed it a pinkie feeder once in a great great while, while most people typically over feed their scorpions...they're not big eaters. Adults eat every 3-5 days a cricket or 2, babies eat pinhead cricks 2-4 days. The sand goes on the ground my friend, whereas the moss is to provide moisture and retain it so you don't have spray as much. Moss should go on all the wood furnishings you have.
    • David - 2011-01-24
      I have three emperor's and have for some time now. One is male and two females. The females both are pregnant and should be due soon. I have peat moss for bottom layer and moss for top layer of bottom of tank. I feed only about 20 crickets once a month sometimes I give them thirty. Also give meal worms as a treat once in a while and you can feed them small mice but your taking a chance if the scorpion does not kill and eat right away that the mice might hurt your scorpion. It's not worth the risk to me. I stick with store bought crickets and super worms only.
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    cassandra h from tucson - 2008-01-31
    I bought an emperor scorpion today an I really wanna handle it but I know I should let it adjust to its home first. I really wanna sex it and find out what it is. I'm super nervous and am afraid its going to starve or something bad will happen to it. I'm glad i found this page because it has given me ALOT of information that the worker at the pet store didn't. I definitely need a bigger tank. I need to know how should I keep the tank nice and humid, just mist the moss?... Well if you have any pointers, (please add them). Thanks alot

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    • anon - 2011-01-15
      Well P. emp's are the biggest species of scorpion so a 10g tank is big enough for 1-2 (pending, if hostile remove). They won't starve, however they will die very easily when stressed by LOUD NOISES SUCH AS RADIOS, provide a very quiet environment :). Adults eat every 3-5days. Most houses are around 70-80degrees F so shouldn't need an under tank heater, 78F is suggested, get yourself a humidity gauge/temp from online and spray the tank accordingly, humidity should be around 70-80 as well as temp. As far as handling if you put your hand down in the tank and it shows aggressive behanvior such as open pincers and fast movements then leave it be, if it's calm should walk on your hand, if it's hidden don't put your hand in front of the hide, most likely it will zap you. Overfeeding will cause death* temp also is a factor in behavior.
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