Animal Stories - Malaysian Forest Scorpion


Animal-World Information about: Malaysian Forest Scorpion

The Malaysian Forest Scorpion is hardy and attractive black scorpion, but is also aggressive!
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shalise - 2010-10-25
I have an asian scorpion and he is a blast, I named him...MARDIN! He likes to eat crickets and he loves water and he LOVES to relax! Sometimes he looks like he"s playin" dead :)! HAHA! But I barely got him, but anyway he's hairy also! I love MARDIN!

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  • gilbert - 2010-10-27
    Hi, I have an Asian scorpion too but I never noticed him playing dead. He's quite nervous and alert and can be gluttonous - 2 crickets in one night! But he's a real beauty and sometimes he seems to be observing me more than I him. Hmmmm....
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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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john - 2010-01-24
Scorpions are not hermaphrodites. The male and female will clench pedipalps and "judder," sometimes "cheliceral kiss", release, and the male will deposit his spermatophore and guide the female over it. She picks it up, then you get mini scorpions later.

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jeff - 2009-10-06
Scorpions are hermaphrodite they get pregnant every 6 months. mine gave give birth twice and 18 pcs.

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Raejie Juance - 2008-04-14
Yeah do you have a pic of your scorpion? anyway i have two malaysian forest scorpion and at 1st stage like 5-8 months young the skin is like dark green and now my malaysian forest scorpion is 1 and 3 months old and they molted 4 times already.. and now their color are pure black.. size is like 4 inches up to tail. You can also check the pix of my malaysian forest scorpion on my gallery.


Raejie Juance Scorpion Pictures


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Jing Juance (Bacolod, Philippines) - 2008-03-11
These exotic pets are best pets for display not for "hands-on". my malaysian forest scorpions are 2 1/2 inches (not including the tail) 11 months old and it molts 3 times already.. they are better than the emperor because they move very often and you can see it's perfect scorpion appearance.. remember: handle it with care.

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