Arizona Bark Scorpion

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Scientific name: Centruroides sculpturatus

The basics:
The Arizona Bark Scorpion is most commonly found in the USA. They range from the southeastern states of California, Arizona, Nevada, southern Utah, and New Mexico. They are also found in Mexico throughout Sonora and the Baja Peninsula. They are mostly found under rocks, bark, logs, and other items. They are also the most commonly found scorpions inside houses.

Appearance / health:
The size of the Arizona Bark Scorpion is about 2-4 inches. Color can vary between individual scorpions but are usually a tan, brown, or yellowish color. The pinchers are long and slender while their bodies are big and bulky. Their legs and tail are thin and slender.

Behavior / temperament:
This is a very skittish scorpion. They are also the most venomous scorpion species in the USA. Although reactions from the venom will vary between people, all stings should get medical attention. These scorpions can also be very fast when they need to be. May be used as a beginner species as long as the keeper uses extreme caution.

This scorpion is best kept communal. This means that you can have more than 1 together. If only keeping 1 scorpion, a 2-5 gallon tank is all that’s needed, but if housing more than 2 go up in tank size. For many scorpions being housed together, anything from a 10-20 gallon can be used. Babies and younger scorpions may be kept in clear plastic containers until large enough for the adult enclosure.

Temperatures should be between 75-85F with humidity levels of 50-60%. They do not burrow so they don’t need deep substrates. Substrate should be sand or a mix or potting soil and sand. Climbing space is more important to these scorpions, so tank décor should be added for climbing. Driftwood, logs, cork bark, rocks and other items may be used. A wide shallow water dish may be provided as well.

Adult Arizona Bark Scorpions should be offered crickets, cockroaches, super worms and other insects. Baby and younger scorpions should be offered pin head crickets, mini meal worms, and other small insects.


creepy fun, experienced keeper, unusual pets, little guys


small children, beginner scorpion, possibly dangerous Scorpions, sting


black light, convenient hiding places

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Arizona Bark Scorpion

From EnolaMolloy Feb 19 2016 9:02AM


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