Emperor Scorpion Care
Emperor Scorpions are a larger scorpion, reaching about 6 inches long, and are know to be one of the only handleable scorpions. They are a venomous animal, but it is completely harmless to humans, and is weaker than a bee sting. They are known for being able to live in groups very well.
Housing: A single emperor scorpion needs only a 5 gallon aquarium fully grown. The best bedding is roughly three inches of coco fiber bedding that is moist so that the scorpion can burrow into it. Rocks, logs, and cork bark are all good to put into the cage as it provides the scorpion with a place to begin burrowing.
Humidity is a big deal with emperor scorpions and should be kept constantly around 75-80% humidity. A shallow and wide water dish may be put in the cage for an adult scorpion.
Lighting and Heating: Scorpions do not need lighting, and UV lighting is especially bad for scorpions. It can stress them out and eventually lead to death. Heat is needed, so using Zoomeds Reptitherm Under Tank Heater to keep the temperature around 80 degrees is ideal.
Feeding: Scorpions should feed 2 or 3 times a week crickets or roaches, and once a large adult, can possibly eat a pinkie mouse. Do not leave extra prey items in the tank as too many in the tank at one time can stress the scorpion out.
Health Issues: There are no common health issues with scorpions as long as temperature and humidity remain constant.
- 5 Gallon Critter Cage
- Zoomed Reptitherm Under Tank Heater
- coco fiber bedding
- cork bark or half log hide
- shallow water dish