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Emperor Scorpion

Post by Strange9 » Thu, 16 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Is any one else keeping one or more of these little guys as pets?  I just got
one, and want to see how many others are brave enough to face them.  Tell me
your stories, anyone been stung?

   thanks,
    Jake

 
 
 

Emperor Scorpion

Post by Joe Coulte » Thu, 16 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Yes , I have 2. I have been stung and it's about as bad as a wasp. There not
all that aggresive even though they turn and face you and lift tail. Only
handle if needed. There fun to watch eat.

Joe

Quote:
>Is any one else keeping one or more of these little guys as pets?  I just
got
>one, and want to see how many others are brave enough to face them.  Tell
me
>your stories, anyone been stung?

>   thanks,
>    Jake

 
 
 

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Post by User1277 » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I got a gravid female a couple of years ago. After it gave birth, I raised 17
baby
scorpions of which I still have 8 in a 40 gal tank filled with damp peat moss.
They are only half grown, eat crickets twice a week and love to burrow in the
substrate. One of the mortality factors of pandinus emperators as well as other
species is the ability to molt. The mortality rate for molting scorps is
supposed
to be fairly high, but, I have only lost one that didn't molt properly. They
need a
very moist substrate to molt. Another mortality factor is accidently squashing
it.
I lost one this way. I gave one away, the mother somehow escaped to a home
under my deck and I traded six of them to a local pet store for store credit
(to feed
my monitor and pyxie frog). The 40 gal tank is rather large. I will put them
back
in a 20 gal tank shortly. There is no money to be made in raising these scorps
because of the time needed for them to grow to a desirable size.   ~Bill~
 
 
 

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Post by Strange9 » Sun, 19 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>He sits in the same spot for about
>a week straight, doing nothing at all. then he will up an start moving all
>over the cage like hes gone mad.

mine does that.  not quite a week though.  i think he eats every few days.
what do you feed yours?

Quote:
>he drinks out of his water bowl
>often.

i was told there had to be a sponge in the dish for him to drink?