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Care Sheet - Flat Rock Scorpion

Scientific name
Hadogenes paucidens
Habitat
Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Congo. Clay deserts and at the foot of cliffs
amongst stones.
Size
Females about 14 cm, males about 17
cm
Life Expectancy
Over 13 years
Reproduction
Remains after the birth of the pups and carries them on her back for 4-6 days.
Then they can kept in groups of 4-6 animals, but they should be separated
later.
Temperature
20-30C during the day, at night turn down to room temperature
Humidity
30-40%
Lighting
An incandescent spot bulb on a dimmer thermostat works well giving both
heat and light.
Substrate
Desert or river sand with some stones.
Cage Furniture
For this species it is important to create clefts with stones. In addition the
animal needs a small shallow water bowl.
Terrarium Size
40x30x20 cm
Food
Live insects like crickets, Locusts, rose beetle larvae or cockroaches. Young
Scorpions are fed with newly hatched crickets or Drosophila.

Comments
Despite its size it is only slightly toxic and harmless to humans! Individual
housing needed.
John Gamesby