Animal Stories - Emperor Scorpion


Animal-World Information about: Emperor Scorpion

The Black Emperor Scorpion is the ideal starter pet for a scorpion enthusiast!
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Jocelyn - 2009-12-18
I just got an emperor as an early christmas present. I set it up in 5 gal with a undertank heater, and it went directly into the hideaway. Wen i tried to add some moss around the cage, it came out, pinchers in the air and started shaking. =/ is that a normal behavior? is it the temp? I heard of "juddering", but isnt it a mating behavior? im just nervous, never had a scorpion before. Is that something I should be worried about?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-10-06
    Don't put the heater under the tank, the emp will burrow to cool itself down and end up frying itself. Put it on one of the walls.
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Joe - 2010-06-24
I had two scorpions that had a bulge down near their tail and they were sluggish.

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  • Joel S. Santos - 2010-07-07
    I have an emperor scorpion that has a 12 young ones she protected it! So my question where I can hold my black emperor scorpion cause she is a violent one cause she has a 12 young ones so how I can hold it with my bare hands?
  • james - 2010-09-20
    Do you know what sex they are? Females who develop that, normally have ovarian fibroids (cancer).
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GML - 2009-12-27
We just rescued a tank of 4 large, shiny, black scorpions after they were left in an empty apartment. We haven't had scorpions before and need to know if there is a way to tell they are really Emperor scorpions? And we were told one might be pregnant-should she stay in with the rest if she does have babies? (We are starting with zero information so this website has been great.)Thanks all

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-15
    If they are emppeor scorpions they will glow green under a black light.
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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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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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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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