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    Basic CareSheet For Asian Forest Scorpions

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    Post by Metal Maniac on Fri 03 Apr 2009, 13:25

    Basic CareSheet For Asian Forest Scorpions

    The Asian Forest Scorpion is good for the beginner that wants to try a more aggressive scorpion than an Emperor Scorpion. The Asian Forest Scorpion actually resembles the Emperor Scorpion in coloration, and even shape. This scorpion is dark brown to black with a greenish tinge in certain light angles. It is a hardy scorpion, yet a little more aggressive than Emperor Scorpions. They can be kept in groups of three or more, like Emperor Scorpions, if provided with enough food, but that is not recommended. As you may have noticed in the scientific name above, I have listed more than one. This is because there are two Heterometrus species that are known as the Asian Forest Scorpion. Don't worry, they look the same, and require the same conditions in captivity, so it is safe to put them both in one caresheet. Many times you may notice Asian Forest Scorpions for sale under Heterometrus sp., due to this fact. Overall, Asian Forest Scorpions are more great scorpions that have been introduced into the hobby.

    Range Asian tropical rainforests, from India to Indonesia.
    Habitat Found under logs and other debris.
    Type Terrestial, but will burrow to some extent.
    Diet Babies eat pinhead crickets, that have been crushed, or had the legs taken off them so that the scorpions can catch the food easily. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, and an occasional pinkie mouse.
    Full Grown Size 4 to 5 inches.
    Growth Medium speed.
    Lifespan Medium.
    Temperature 75 to 90 degrees F.
    Humidity High. Two mistings per week. This species will drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
    Temperament Docile.
    Housing 2 1/2 to 15-gallon tank depending on the number of scorpions. Floor space is more important than height.
    Substrate 3 to 4 inches potting soil, vermiculite, or peat moss kept moist.
    Other Names Burmese Giant Forest Scorpion.

    *Please note that ALL scorpions have a certain amount of venom. Although most people are not affected by this species, some people may be allergic to the venom, or just more sensitive, making it a dangerous situation. This is one of the reasons that people should not handle this scorpion. Affects of this scorpions' natural defenses may vary between people. All scorpions should be considered dangerous, so be careful, because you don't want to find out if you are allergic or more sensitive the HARD WAY!

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