The Emperor Scorpion is an excellent choice for first time scorpion owners. These fascinating creatures are docile, clean, and easy to care for. Their venom is similar to a bee sting’s – painful, but not dangerous (unless there is an allergic reaction).
Other Animal Facts
Needs a temperature gradient between 70-90°F
Calm and quiet; not as dangerous as other scorpions, but handling is not recommended.
Eats mainly crickets, supplemented with moths, mealworms, and other insects.
Keep alone in a 10 gal. tank, or in groups in a 20-30 gal. tank. Provide plenty of hiding spots.
Size & Lifespan
Adults are about 8 inches in length. Can live 6-8 years.