I bit the scorpion bug.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hypnofrogstevie, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Just bought a emperor scorpion from someone and I got a freebee. The freebee is another scorpion which i chose a FL scorpion. Need some quick care tips like food and general care. [​IMG] Thank you
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    A quick tip would be don't let them sting you. [​IMG]
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    lol thanks. They are just for show like my leopard gecko. I am so excited about this. I cant wait for them to be shipped out on monday. [​IMG]
  4. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Congratulations on your new "bugs" [​IMG]

    Do you know the latin name on the FL species? I can probably dig up a caresheet for you ..or type one out real quick, if I know exactly what you're getting.

    Hope you're gonna post some pics!
  5. Finn

    Finn In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    Burnett County , Wi
    If I remember high school (barely,it was the jurassic era) the one in science class (next to the tarantula) had a shallow petri dish for water and was fed crickets and mealworms,otherwise Google "feeding scorpions",you should get a million or so hits,give us a pic or two.

    Edit to note: I just googled "emperor scorpions" and this site came up first,at a quick glance it should help you out. http:/home.mindspring.com/
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Quote:[​IMG] That's a good one! [​IMG]
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thanks for the tips and the site [​IMG]. I dont know the name of the FL species but I hope its the bark scorpion. I will add some pics and a youtube vid of them feeding. I have to get another tank setup cause I want the death stalker scorpion which has ultra-potent venom.

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