View Full Version : Dry Condition Scorpions
01-28-2004, 12:02 AM
I am thinking of getting another scorpion, as my 2" Emperor died from unknown causes after a molt, but my guess is humidity. Are there any scorpions, (that aren't deadly;) ) that thrive in dry conditions like 30-50% humidity? I really know very little about scorpions except what i read in a care book i bought about them, as I am into the tarantulas alot more. Oh, i wouldn't mind a larger species as well if there is indeed that much choice.
01-28-2004, 12:05 AM
Hadrurus arizonensis or spadix are good bets. They can get to be 6-7 inches long, are a beautiful yellow colour and are generall easy to care for. They thrive in 50-60% humidity.
01-28-2004, 11:30 AM
also A. philidactulys (dunno how to spell) or mafia scorpion is a desert specis and they have a great attitude.
01-28-2004, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Longbord1
A. philidactulys (dunno how to spell)
01-28-2004, 07:26 PM
Thanks guys, I will look into those species.
01-28-2004, 11:01 PM
H.arizonensis get to 5-5.5 inches max.
01-28-2004, 11:25 PM
do mafia scorps have stong venom. if so then how much stronger
01-28-2004, 11:31 PM
No their venom is not that dangerous...probably on the order of Hadrurus or less.
The only potentially dangerous scorpions in the US/Canada are C.exilicauda though C.vittatus is reported to be fairly strong though not as bad as C.exilicauda.
01-28-2004, 11:32 PM
Okay, sorry, I heard a few people had pretty large ones of that length, I guess I was mistaken.
01-28-2004, 11:34 PM
There may be a couple of record holders that approach 6 inches but the most common size you will see is in the 4-5 inch range.
01-28-2004, 11:50 PM
Okay thanks for clearing that up man,
01-29-2004, 12:05 AM
Are there any dead giveaways that tell if a scorp is adult or not? Other than size?
01-29-2004, 12:24 AM
If it's a female and gives birth. :D
There are methods to check for sexual maturity but you would need a disecting microscope and would most likely have to disect the scorpion.
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