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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Khan - 2014-08-06
I need many scorpions but weight needed 130 gm please share

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Big Daddy - 2013-12-16
I have an emporer scorpion his name is Boba and he has quite the personality. He likes to crawl around on my hand and go to sleep on my hand. For some reason he loves tv lol, and I'm so serious I turn a movie on and he's either watching it with me on my hand or watching it through his cage. He also plays a game where I cup my hands and I make a way for him to get out, he either crawls through it or thinks he can't get through it or can't find it and he lightly pinches my skin to open up and let him out :) He doesn't have much of a temper. I got him right after he was at the stage of being able to feed himself so he is still a baby and I get to raise him :)

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Zach C - 2013-08-13
Hey it's Zach. I just bought an Emperor Scorpion, I've had him for about 7 days. For the first two days he would try to climb to the sides of the glass (which I expected to be normal.) After those two days he burrowed under his water bowl and then I didn't see him for a few days and I stuffed a cricket under there hoping he would eat and I don't see it so he must of eaten it. I lifted the bowl to change his water and when I came back he crawled into another hole he burrowed. Is this normal? He has also been really sluggish and always hiding, day AND night which I think is very odd. Like I said I'm new and I like to learn as much as I can. Also his right side of his body is like white so please explain. I can't tell if all this hiding is normal or the white side is normal Thanks!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-08-27
    The white may indicate that he is getting ready to molt, so it's best not to disturb him. These scorpions can stay hidden, especially during the day, and tend to be more active at night. To see if this is the case you can get a reptile night light at your pet store. It can be either a black light or a red bulb as neither is seen by the scorpion, but makes it so you can watch the environment.
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jeremy - 2011-11-04
i recently bred my emperor scorpions, shortly there after my female killed my male. I was unaware that she would do so. I've gotten most of my info from your site and its been very helpful but I would like to know how often should I feed her calcium covered food?

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  • Lloyd Miller Jr. - 2011-12-26
    She shouldnt have killed your male, unless there were not enough hides for them to retreat to. And there really is no need to feed them any food bugs coated in calcium. Just be sure to offer here plenty of diff food choices, a good and easy breedable food species is the Blaptica Dubai Roach. And even then you shouldnt feed only one food bug. A good example is 75% roaches, 20% crickets and 5% meal worms.
  • Rene - 2013-03-13
    Take the light away
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Rachel Kennedy - 2013-01-21
I want an imperial scorpion and name it bree tanner from the twilight saga eclipse movie 2010.

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Anonymous - 2012-11-20
hey i want an young emperor scorpion in india..... can any one help me with that

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Jake Hamrick - 2010-01-27
okay, i am interested in buying an emporer scorpion. but my grandmother says i cant. so im trying to convince her to let me have one by showing her i know how to take care of it. i have read about them and im not sure how to keep the tank humid? and hot at the same time? soo any info would be greatly appreciated. and any extra information would be even more appreciated.

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  • nico - 2010-04-06
    Hi. I have 3 emperors now and they're great scorpions, funny to watch as they bulldoze the decor around they're tank. You have to put a heat-pad stuck to the insde wall of the tank and keep it on at all times, and to keep it humid all you need to do is get a spray-bottle ( unused bottle) and spray it 2 times a day morning & night. Then when you spray the tank the heat from the heat- pad makes it humid. All you need is 37x22x16cm (L, W, H) size tank 3" of coir (coco fibre) or peat soil and you got yourself a good tank for scorpions. Thou it would be much better if you get 2 scorpions (male & female) cause they do better when they live together. They will get lonely. You feed them crickets/locusts every 3-4 days a week. Don't make them to fat :) erm and rememmber there a sub-tropical scorpion. They will need 5 things... humidity, heat, hiding spots, friends, and food. Hope you get some, they're great wee scorps. Get 2 sub-adults...nico
  • Noel Grassy - 2010-05-27
    Howdy Jake,
    Humid means Hot & Moist. I put three feet of electrical pipe tape[used to prevent freezing water in pipes] in an "S" pattern on the floor of my vivarium prior to adding anything. Then
    added a sandy substrate, a cedar bark and soil layer, and finally some chunks of thin tree bark. I always kept a misting bottle of pure water for getting my jungle on. I started with one
    (Telson was his name) and eventually added another which caused a little unrest at first.
    Long story shortened, the arachnids knocked boots and 3/4 of a year later I walk in to see
    Momma's back covered with minuscule "dots" void of any color. About 25~30 babies were
    clinging to her and the expanded sidewalls of the Mommy had diminished considerably. She eventually started eating them like potato chips even though she was getting plenty of crickets. I never fed them mice so I can't comment on alternate food sources.
    Poisonous/Threatening pets are not for typical pet owners and I can't stress enough the
    level of responsibility you will need to exhibit at ALL times if you intend to keep them. I am
    well aware you can live through an (Pandinus imperator) sting, but consider how your actions reflect on the rest of the world's scorpion caretakers. Especially in the US where the
    do-gooders are obsessed with controlling what appears to threaten their idyllic existence.
    I presume you are a minor and hope you'll show your handlers you can be trusted when out
    of your cage.
    My Female's name was Carapace which shows you how uncreative I can be at times.lulz!

    PS: Mr. Hamrick, I'm going to need to see you exhibit some punctuation in the future.
    I'll lay off hammering your sentence structure just because you have an adequate grasp of spelling. Thx.
  • kevin brown - 2012-08-17
    If you put a heating pad under half of your tank and put it on low it will kep it warm enough and help the humidity.
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john - 2012-08-08
My emperor scorpian seems to move around well but don't seem to eat and stays in its house most of the time. I try to spoil it very much with meal worms and crickets the same crickets. I fed it when I first got it and now don't seem to have much interest in eating at all hope there is nothing wrong and how do I keep mites of or out of the cricket houseing??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-09
    Probably just starting to go into molt
  • john - 2012-08-15
    The thing still is not overly ambitious and also all my crickets don't seem to live long they are in ten gallon tank about 50 of them I buy them from a bait shop think it is possibly mites is there any way to treat cricket cage for them so they dont get in scorpian habitat I am trying very hard to make the thing happy and comfortable??
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steven helgeson - 2012-03-26
Hi I'm looking for an emperor scorpion. I had one for 3 years and it died because it was old but I want one again because I like them so anyone trying to sell call or text at 307-391-0214. If I don't answer I'm in school thanks

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  • Chris Biggerstaff - 2012-07-29
    You must have got it when it was at least 7 years old. Cuz mine is already 12 and I think they live around 16 years. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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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?

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