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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Luke Luke - 2012-11-03
To anyone that reads this. I am 15 and have had a few scorpions. They can be aggressive and they can be docile. But the main thing i noticed is that they are like snow flakes. You never get two alinke. I have a Malaysian forest scorpion and it is the most friendless thing in the world. Its all about how its brought up from a baby.

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  • Gordon - 2012-11-28
    The parents did know. We just dediecd it was safer than other things you could have tried like going to look for lions or swimming in the river with hippos.
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Chicco - 2011-06-27
i think your wrong sir... heterometrus longimanus or asian giant forest scorpion is more defensive than the pandidus emperator or commonly known as the emperor scorpion.. pls check your info...ty very much

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    Hi Chicco. I am not sure who you are adressing in your comment but I looked up some information on both the Asian Forest and the Emporer for your information and for the person you are addresssing. In one source it is clearly stated that the "Asian Forest Scorpions are good for the beginner that wants to try something more aggressive than an Emperor Scorpion". In a second article I found that the "forest scorpion is more aggressive than the emperor scorpion. They can be kept in groups, but it is not recommended due to their aggressive nature. They will assume a defensive posture more easily and are more likely to protect themselves with their pincers". Then in Animal World it states that the "Malaysian Forest Scorpions or Asian Forest Scorpion is hardy, quiet, and easy to care for. It is also impressive to look at. But unlike the Emperor Scorpion it is not handleable. It is quite defensive and will readily sting when it feels cornered or in danger". The Asian Scorpion according to 3 reliable sources (including Animal World) back your statement in the Forest Scorpion being more defensive than the Emporer. Does this help? Come on in and join us - you have the kind of knowledge we like to have around.
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VALJEAN - 2008-03-13
Well, I had one scorpion. It was kind of bluish green and I don't actually know if it was an emperor or a malaysian. It was not aggressive but it pinched me a lot of times. It ate geckos and other stuff (because in the Philippines you can't find good feeders without great cost). It was not that aggressive either, it usually crawled onto my palm if I placed my palm in front of it. Unfortunately it died because I was ignorant in taking care of it at that time. It lived for only 3 weeks in my care, but I'm planning to buy another one so I've read a lot of info about both species of scorpions. I live in the Philippines and would like to know what kind it was. Again, it was bluish green and it was very cheap, costing only 500 - 700 pesos, about 8-13 bucks.

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  • motasm - 2010-05-27
    Looks like malisian scorp cause the emperor is always black.
  • Robert Rosas - 2011-05-26
    i have an emperor scorpion..where in the philippines u r living??
  • Robert Rosas - 2011-05-26
    asa ka sa phillipines??
    you know where i can buy any kind of scorpions??
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bob - 2006-01-29
these pets are fun to have if u know how to take care of them

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  • Shahrul Syamizie - 2011-11-22
    asian forest Scorpion be fatal ..
    I far as he is just like a bee sting ..
    asian forest Scorpion a poisonous??
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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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