Emperor Scorpion

Level of experience:  Intermediate (with precautions)

Size:  8+”

Lifespan:  10+ Yrs

Daytime temp:  mid 80’s

Nighttime Temp:  low 80’s

Diet: 3 or 4 crickets or mealworms per week

Heat bulbs should be avoided.  Use Heating pads.

Info:  Emperor scorpions are popular as pets not only as a result of their impressive appearance, but also for their calm and non-aggressive demeanor. This species is very reluctant to sting, and has a mild venom, but nonetheless, certain precautions must be taken.

As with any venomous animal, the reaction to a scorpions venom can be unpredictable. While one person may go un-phased by a sting, the next may have a severe reaction. Put bluntly, handle emperor scorpions at your own risk. Even though you are more likely to be pinched than stung, it is always better to err on the side of caution.

In general, scorpions should be viewed as a display animal first and foremost. If you want a pet to play with on a regular basis, consider another alternative.

Zilla

ZooMed

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Information

Level of experience:  Intermediate (with precautions)

Size:  8+”

Lifespan:  10+ Yrs

Daytime temp:  mid 80’s

Nighttime Temp:  low 80’s

Diet: 3 or 4 crickets or mealworms per week

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Care and Feeding

Heat bulbs should be avoided.  Use Heating pads.

Info:  Emperor scorpions are popular as pets not only as a result of their impressive appearance, but also for their calm and non-aggressive demeanor. This species is very reluctant to sting, and has a mild venom, but nonetheless, certain precautions must be taken.

As with any venomous animal, the reaction to a scorpions venom can be unpredictable. While one person may go un-phased by a sting, the next may have a severe reaction. Put bluntly, handle emperor scorpions at your own risk. Even though you are more likely to be pinched than stung, it is always better to err on the side of caution.

In general, scorpions should be viewed as a display animal first and foremost. If you want a pet to play with on a regular basis, consider another alternative.

Zilla

ZooMed