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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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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 died...wow 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 another...cz I think they are the best animals a person could have Thanks
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Anonymous - 2011-09-19
I am looking for 1 or 2 baby emperor scorpions
Jdkraft1979@gmail.com

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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 matheusgimenez@hotmail.com
  • 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.
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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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