Animal Stories - Emperor Scorpion

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The Black Emperor Scorpion is the ideal starter pet for a scorpion enthusiast!
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DGauld793 - 2012-05-19
I just got my scorp a couple days ago and want to know how long does it take for him to not be so sluggish when i put my hand in the cage to redo the watter dish and how long does it take him/her to let you pick em up and crawl on your hands?

Anonymous - 2012-01-17
About a month ago a purchased 2 scorps later finding out one was male and the other female, I found this out by my scorp always shakeing by my girlfriends scorp but instead of mateing she would attack and sting him everytime he got near her cove and the only time she came out of here hide out was to attack the male, I heard that scorpions will fight from time to time so I didn't think much of it until I found she had killed my male scorpion. Are these signs that she is pregnant ? She is rather fat and has a couple burrows but idk. Maybe someone else does?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-17
    This is quite unfortunate, however Emperor Scorpions are generally best housed alone, unless they have ample space. Additionally, they also need to be fed in larger amounts whenever there are more Scorpions in the same habitat, due to the fact that they can turn cannibalistic. Scorpions can be difficult to sex, and what you may have had, was actually two male Scorpions. In the meantime, the gestation period of Scorpions is quite lengthy being up to 7 months. In the meantime, continue to care for the Scorpion properly.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-17
    Well it's quite possible that this other one is a male but it is much larger than any of the male scorpions I have seen and the tank is very large in the length wise , plus I feed them with tongs 2 crickets every 2-3 days . I guess time well tell
miguel - 2012-01-26
Hey people I need some help I have 2 pregnant scorpions and 1 had died. And my question is how do you take care of a pregnant emperor ? And yes I put crickets in but there do look to be eating it because it's still there...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-26
    People have written in and stated their scorpion stopped eating and then would create a web/burrow and then lay an egg sac. This might be the start for your litle gal. I don't know how you care for a pregnant scorpion except have faith that she knows what she is doing.
Anonymous - 2012-01-20
If you have a pregnant emperor scorpion in a tank and you put a male in there with her will she kill the male scorp? I know they kill the male after mateing but if she's already pregnant will she ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    These animals are loners. Females will live with and care for their young, but an adult is a different matter. They should be kept separately.
lizmarie colbert - 2011-12-20
Hi I've had my scorpion for about 6 month already and about 2 days ago I came home and found him laying sideways almost on his back as if it was dying, I got very scared so I put him back on his stomach and changed his water and house stuff, now he's very sluggish and I've noticed he's not eating and not moving at all, I'm terrified of losing him, read they molt and I haven't seen him doing that and I stop over feeding him but he also is losing a leg like once a month and I know he is stressed because I've always had a light on for him, please please what should I do I don't want to lose him and I can't find a vet that take scorpions

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-21
    Sounds like the fella is going into his first molt. Age is right and that is what it sounds like. They become very lethargic and stop eating.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-21
    I am sorry your little guy passed. It is hard but you don't know for sure what happened and some things are just hard to know.
  • lizmarie colbert - 2011-12-21
    Yea your %100 percent right, but I guess I didn't have the temeture just right for him and he couldn't molt becuse of me not knowing what I'm doing now I found him upside side down I think I'vee cried like 2 hours but well learn for next time!
  • lizmarie colbert - 2011-12-21
    Well thanks it nice to know there people out there who care about scorpions just as if they where dogs or cat but yea I'll be fine. I just can't wait till I go and get me I think they are the best animals a person could have Thanks
Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25

I have 18 black emperor scorplings that need homes ASAP. They were born in April 2010. I bought the "mom" from a breeder in Cleveland and it turned out she was pregnant :/

They are all in a 55 gallon aquarium right now. I'd like to give away the whole thing but I'm willing to give them away individually.

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  • Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25
    Also - I'm located in the northwest Ohio region.
  • Zuko - 2011-02-28
    How big are your scorplings ? How much are you selling them for? If you have any males I would be interested in buying 1 or 2.
  • shahn - 2011-03-11
    Is it for free?
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    I'll take em all.
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    Can I have 6-8 of them?
  • Martha Debevec - 2011-04-04
    Hi. Do you have any left? I would be interested to have some for my classroom. Thanks.
  • David Berry - 2011-04-15
    I would LOVE to take some of them scorpions off your hands if you still have them give me a call at 8657488123
  • victor - 2011-05-01
    I want scorpions but I live in brazil someone can help me?
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-02
    Hey, I dont know were you live or how late I am but I am looking for 1 or 2 scorpions to begin with because I love them. If you still have some I'm very! Interested so just email me at and please make the subject related.
  • Josue - 2011-05-07
    If you still have the scorpions I can take a few off your hands. Let me know how many you have. Jok3rfromriverside@hotmaildotcom
  • Cedric - 2011-05-16
    I'm interested , I want to have 1 male 1 female just add me here
  • Ed - 2011-05-21
    Hi. I am very interested in your 18.
    Will give them a good home.
  • Eric Stamper - 2011-06-02
    I have friends in the pet supply business, and also have 6 of my own emperors. Would be willing to take and house yours. Where do you live and how can i contact you?
  • magen36 - 2011-07-09
    I am interested in buying 1 of your emperors, but I have a small problem. I leave in Malaysia, if you got any emperors left, you can just email me at
  • raul perez - 2011-07-19
    Hello Sue, do you have any left?

    Best Regards,
  • jericho england - 2011-07-21
    Hey, I need a bunch of scorpians and I love the emperors. I'll take them all if you want to get rid of them. The best way to contact me is by phone my number is 734-731-5672. thanks
  • chris ward - 2011-08-02
    I've been looking to breed my female emporer scorpion. I bought her a few months ago from a pet shop and I'm willing to pay for shipping if you still have your scorpions. I'd be willing to take 5 or so. I've got a nice 100 galon tank with plenty of moss and watering pans and a nice humidifier I found on amazon. Maybe hit me up :) thanks
  • jonathan - 2011-08-21
    Are the scorpions free? ive been looking for one for 2 years and if your selling them how much?
  • jason - 2011-08-27
    I would like to take maybe two I would really like a male and female.
  • christopher martinez - 2011-08-28
    sorry to hear that but if so i would like to take the whole thing off your hands and give them a good home
  • Richard Carroll - 2011-10-15
    I'm very interested in buying a scorpion from you. I do want just one as I am a beginner. If you still have some left please contact me by my e-mail. I also have some questions about their habitat. I've heard many different things, but would like to hear it from someone who actually has experience. I know I keep seeing them in sand at pet stores and am now reading that is wrong for the emperor. Even if you have none left I'd still like to talk about habitats and if you might put me in touch with a breeder. What got my attention with you is the word "breeder". I want one from a breeder and NOT from the wild. I have no interest in people destroying colonies just to sale. I was looking for a female, but you saying yours was preggy when you got her kinda spooked me cause I have only a 15 gallon tank at the moment. Please contact me if you can help me out or get me in the right direction. Thanks for your time, Richard
  • Kay Taub - 2011-10-16
    I teach and use the emperor scorpions for my programs. If you still have extra scorpions, I am happy to use them for my programs. Please visit my website, Incredible Insects, to see the details of my insect workshops.
  • tc - 2011-11-18
    Hi I live in Calgary. Where are you? thanks terry
  • Bob fraijo - 2011-12-16
    Hi I just found this forum. If you still have some scorpions let me know. I have two. And always willing to ad to my family. Email me would you ship I live in Ca. I'll pay for shipping.
Anonymous - 2011-09-19
I am looking for 1 or 2 baby emperor scorpions

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  • dustin - 2011-09-26
    Hey this is Dustin, I've got 8 babies they were born about a month and a half ago. They quite haven't come into there 2nd molt but they are almost black. I live in Fort Worth, Texas. If your intrested let me know.
  • Matheus - 2011-10-13
    hi, I'm looking for some emperor scorpions to buy, please contact me at
  • michael hayden - 2011-11-18
    Hey Dustin, I just want to let you know that you dont need a heat lamp. I have a black emporor myself and he adapts to normal room temps.
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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    • 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?

    Robert - 2011-01-30
    If anyone is selling any Pandinus Emperator (Black Emperor Scorpion) babies and you are in the U.S. please contact me at I would prefer a male and a female if that is possible. Please contact me as soon as able to sexthe scorpions.