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andrew matula - 2010-05-31
As soon as I put my female in with my male they started to try and mate. Now they are avoiding each other, and she is on her back from time to time. What could this mean?

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  • John Mccain - 2010-07-03
    Well, after they mate, they typically try to avoid each other, (Fear of commitment I'd say). But they do avoid each other. I have no idea about your female though, sometimes if it isn't humid or hot enough, They have been known to trip and try to climb up glass and flip over. But your scorpion should be using it's tail to flip back over. No Idea to why it's not.
  • danielle mattox - 2010-09-15
    I've just bin brought two for my birthday and they are meant to be and girl I don't no nothing about them, when they eat? What they drink ..what spray do I use to keep it damp... please help?
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Ruben - 2010-08-24
I have a Scorpion that just had babies, after they leave the mothers back should I separate them from the mother? Or should I leave them in the same habitat?

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jose r. martinez - 2010-07-31
Can an emperor scorpion and a malaysian scorpion live together in the same tank?

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  • scorpion man 420 - 2010-08-06
    no
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ekram - 2010-07-29
I just got a flat rock scorpion and I'm wondering on how to maintain the humidity inside the tank cause my cover is a screen top cover so it is basically open-air.....and how often should I feed him? I got three crickets when I got him and now I'm not sure if he actually ate one cause one of them hid inside the shelter that I put inside and now I only see two crickets inside......and one more thing, is it normal for him to be on the hot spot of the tank where I placed the heat pad? I have two falt stones and his on top of it the whole day....

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alyssa - 2010-07-19
I love it

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noel rubio - 2010-07-19
How long does it takes before asian forest scorpions give birth?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-07-19
    The length of the gestation period for the Asian Forest Scorpions is quite variable depending on environmental conditions, and on the females comfort level. It is stated by some that the gestation period for the Asian Forest Scorpions is between 5-8 months in captivity, others report it is often between 7-9 months, or can be longer.

    In the wild, scorpion species usually develop their embryos when warm rainy weather approaches. Scorpions can actually halt development of the embryos if conditions are harsh. Gestation for most scorpion species ranges between a few weeks up to 18 months.

    A curious fact about scorpions in general is that a female may produce several litters of young from sperm stored from a single mating.
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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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