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Black Emperor Scorpions

Post by dfar.. » Fri, 20 Aug 1993 21:50:45



I'm still looking for anyone who may have information on Black Emperor
Scorpions.  I've got two of them and would like any info anyone has.

Thanks
Web

 
 
 

Black Emperor Scorpions

Post by Kenneth Skil » Sat, 21 Aug 1993 11:49:56



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>I'm still looking for anyone who may have information on Black Emperor
>Scorpions.  I've got two of them and would like any info anyone has.

The book 'Arachnomainia' by Philippe de Vosjoli has general information
on scorpions.  It's a small pamphlet made by Advanced Vivarium Systems
and should be available at pet stores.

This is the largest living species of scorpion.  It is a forest dwelling
species which forms burrows.  IN the wild, a favorite diet is millipedes.

***s can reach 8 inches.  There is considerable variation in this
species size, some are the 8 inch giants and some only get 4 to 6 inches.

Compared to the female, the male's pectinal teeth will be significantly
larger.

The emperor scorpion reaches *** maturity after 6-7 molts which can
require 3.5 to 7 years.

Emperor scorpions can live 5 to 8 years, females probably live longer than
males.

These scorpions should be kept on barely moist peat moss or dampened
vermiculite sever inches deep to allow them to dig burrows.  The temperature
should be 78 to 85 F.  Shelters should be provided.  They can be kept in
groups.  They will breed readily in captivity.

Buy the book, my fingers are tired.

 
 
 

Black Emperor Scorpions

Post by Nathan M. Hicks » Sun, 22 Aug 1993 15:24:38


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> I'm still looking for anyone who may have information on Black Emperor
> Scorpions.  I've got two of them and would like any info anyone has.

> Thanks
> Web

Well,  Emperor scorpions are very inretesting and awesome pets.  The
common sizes are usually 4 to 6 inches long.  They are very docile and I
wouldn't worry about getting stung unless you majorly***them off.  The
best housing for a pair like you have would be a ten gallon tank with a
ground media of orchid bark and moist pete moss in separate sections.  FOR
example Pete moss on one side and orchid bark on the other.  They should
have a shallow water dish with fresh water at all times.  The climate in
ther tank should range from 76 degrees F to 86 degrees F. The humidity in
the tank should be medium to high....misting weekly should keep humidity
at a good level.  Use a LOW wattage incandescent red light bulb for light.
Red is recommended for the well being of the scorpion and serves as a
light source only...so you can admire your wonderful scorpions.  For
heating use an under-tank reptile heater placed under 1/4 to 1/2 of the
terarrium for hot and cool sides.  

Hope this helps,
        Nathan Hickson
                and friend...
                        Michael Durham