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Julian constantine - 2010-02-11
In general scorpions are not hermaphroditic but there are several species which are. I live in malaysia and we have plenty of spinifex here. My experience is that these animals are not very aggressive and can be handled, but they do not do very well in captivity unless they are left in peace. A friend of mine has several which live quite happily in his old shoes. They eat more or less anything they can seize hold of including imprudent geckos.

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  • andrew - 2010-06-28
    They are not hermaphrodites but females which can produce offspring without a male.. the babies are dna identical to the mother making them clones of the single parent, wiki komodo dragon for a better understanding of animals which can clone themselves.
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Jing Juance - 2008-03-11
I wonder if it is good to feed a lizard to these scorpion. My scorpions are already 11 months old but they just molted like three times.

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  • andrew - 2010-06-28
    Scorpions will take any animal they can overpower this includes lizards and small mice.. it won't harm your scorpion at all though any wild animals you pick up can have parasites that can kill your arachnid..I advise you only feed them animals you buy at a petshop like feeder crickets and such.
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Jessie James - 2010-03-24
I just wanted to ask... can a scorpion kill a human in a single sting???? or in short. what will be the effect if a scorpion stings you???????? thanks a lot..!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-25
    There are over 1000 species of scorpion, and only a very few are capable of delivering enough venom to be lethal to humans. Death is very rare and is a result from the side effects caused by the venom rather than the poison itself, heart or respiratory failure.

    There are a few that whose sting can cause discomfort. Some people may be allergic to the poison, much like people who are allergic to a bee sting, and this can cause even more complications.

    Learn about the scorpion you want to acquire beforehand. Common species, like the Emperor Scorpion, are pretty safe.
  • andrew - 2010-06-28
    Yes they can..though there are only 25 species of scorpions dangerous to man, the most deadly are the fat tailed scorpion and deathstalker...the deathstalker rivals the funnel web spider as most dangerous arachnid.
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motasm - 2010-05-26
I want to know if the mexican red kneed tarantula and emporer scorpion and the flat rock scorpion are poisonous?

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  • andrew - 2010-06-28
    Yes all those arachnids are venomous..all spiders and scorpions produce venom, though not dangerous to humans.
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artem - 2010-06-15
I just got 2 emperors and am wondering about the humidity levels. I read that the tank should be misted several times a day and should be above "50". well the lamp placed on one side of the tank keeps getting too warm in there i guess so the humidity level drops low.... I keep spraying it more than twice, any ideas on what happens if it doesn't stay over 50 as the guide says or even how to keep the humidity levels up in the tank so I don't keep spraying it? Thanks guys...

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  • Dave Robertson - 2010-06-26
    Alright there, been keeping spiders myself but recently got a scorpion. Kept much the same though, they burrow to hide and to cool off. I wouldn't use a lamp but would use a heat mat secured to side of yer tank covering a third approx. This will keep a cold and warm side of tank and humidity should be fine after this- one spray a day should do. A small humidity gauge stuck inside your tank is a good idea too.
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clavin - 2009-12-15
The stinger of my emporer's tail has gotten red and swollen over the last few days and doesn't look good. Any feedback...

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  • pete - 2010-04-13
    Mine is the same way, Ia m sure it's normal.
  • Ryan - 2010-06-24
    This may mean that the scorpion is entering adulthood, because as the scorpion grows out of it's juvenile state, it's sting turns red and may grow in size a little.
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Vicky - 2010-04-15
I have owned my 2 emperor scorpions for about a year now and they're great! Every so often the female will come out of hiding and just stands with her bum in the air, why does she do this?

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Charles - 2010-02-26
I just got my desert scorpion today as well. It is fairly small but that's ok it has lots of room to grow. Wonderful looking scorpions they are.

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john - 2010-01-24
Scorpions are not hermaphrodites. The male and female will clench pedipalps and "judder," sometimes "cheliceral kiss", release, and the male will deposit his spermatophore and guide the female over it. She picks it up, then you get mini scorpions later.

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James - 2010-01-06
I have had a Scorpion as a classroom pet for a while now. It became very sluggish, and acts almost dead if not dead. I have added food, crickets, and it has plenty of water...am I missing something? How will I know if it does die? Should I wait for a period to see if it is just in molt, and recovers?

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  • warren - 2010-03-17
    Wat ever happened?, cuz my Chinese red claw scorpion is doin the same thing as I speak an I see that this was posted awhile back, appreciate the info if ever someone replies.
  • Editor's Note - 2010-03-18
    Scorpions tend to be very sluggish for a day or two right before molting. Check the information above for reasons why they may have difficulty molting, i.e. humidity. Also... check to make sure the temperature is in the range they require.
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