Flat Rock Scorpion
by Jon Fouskaris
Specimen provided by Jonathan Leeming.
Photo taken by Jonathan Leeming.
|Range||Most of southern Africa.|
|Diet||Babies eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults feed on crickets, large insects, and an occasional pinkie mouse.|
|Full Grown Size||5.5 to 7.5 inches.|
|Temperature||75 to 85° F.|
|Humidity||70 to 75%. Adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.|
|Temperament||Semi-aggressive and nervous.|
|Housing||Babies can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes. Adults can live in a 5 to 10-gallon tank. Floor space is more important than height.|
|Substrate||3 to 4 inches of sand, peat moss, or potting soil.|
|Decor||No decorations are really needed, but you can add rocks, or cork bark.|
|Other Names||South African Flat Rock 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!