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Discussion in 'Scorpion Talk' started by Gscottjr, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Gscottjr

    Gscottjr Active Member

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    A co worker brought me a little gift this morning. To my surprise he caught a little scorpion. I am not sure what to do with the little guy. Didn't want to turn it loose so thought I would give raising it a go. Any advice on taking care of it would be greatly appreciated.
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I couldn't even tell you what kind that is ;) you need our resident expert @Telson

    I do think i'm a gonna break down and get me one ;) my son can get over his fear of them like i did with the T's lol
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    Gscottjr Active Member

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    I don't know for sure but I think the common name is striped bark scorpion. I've never thought about keeping scorpions but I have been looking at different ones today so I might end up with a few.;):)
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    That looks like a darker version of our local scorps, Centruroides vittatus. They range in color, depends where you find them. Care is similar to a rosea, dry sub, low sided water dish with rocks in it. You can feed it any appropriately sized prey. Red runners, crickets, etc. Bark scorps need upright pieces of cork/wood to molt properly and be comfortable. The babies will drown in a waterdish, unlike spiders, but I've yet to see an adult do it. And that is an adult:) Hope this helps.
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    @Telson Thanks for the info. I Used a water bottle cap for water. I assume he is drinking because it has substrate in the cap every morning. I have fed him pinhead crickets but he has only eaten one in a week. How often do they feed?
    He mostly stays on the underside of the little bark hide upside down.
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