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PostSubject: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:58 pm

does anybody have any tips on keeping emperor scorpions?

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PostSubject: Re: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:09 pm

Emperor scorpions can be kept in a group or just a single animal. If keeping a few be sure to provide plenty of hiding places & plenty of food.They can live for 6 to 8 yrs . The substrate should be deep enough for them to burrow, peat or soil can be used.Spray the substrate daily to keep it humid I dont heat the tank as the room they live in is kept warm for reptiles & suits them . Emperors are large scorpions about 6 inches when fully grown & like spiders will shed their skins as they grow. They make interesting captives ,although they can sting its nothing serious & is likened to a bee sting.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:35 pm

thnx for that tilly Very Happy
so have you been stung?

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PostSubject: Re: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:09 am

Basic Emperor Scorpion Care

This is for anyone that wants or thinks they want to get their first Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus Imperator)
There are many ways to do this but this is my prefered way. First of all Emperors are a tropical scorp from West Africa therefore they prefer hot and humid conditions. I keep mine at around 80F but some keepers have theirs at 90F.
To start, pour 1-2 inches of gravel in the bottom of the tank. A large kritter keeper or 10 gal aquarium will house 1 scorpion. Pour 4-8 inches of peat, potting soil or mixture of both on the gravel. Then insert a 1/2-1 inch diameter pvc pipe in the corner of tank to the gravel layer.. This is for pouring water into the graval layer which leeches up through the substrate giving the humidity the scorpion needs. Also provide a water dish and a hiding place. When the substrate dries pour some water down the tube again. This method works far better than misting all the time. If your room temp is cool you can stick a reptile heater on the SIDE of the tank which will usually warm tank about 5-7 more degrees. The one I use is a Zoo med.

FEEDING
Emperors will eat crickets,roaches and sometimes mealworms and superworms. They can and will go long periods of time without feeding so don't worry if the scorpion doesn't eat much at first. When they are plump they may go months without feeding. Mine will usually go from one extreme to the other. Gourging on everything they can get for awhile and then not feeding hardly at all for a month or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:56 pm

Mine our only young ones but never been stung yet... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Tips on keeping emperor scorpions   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:15 pm

YET lol!

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