Other common names: Rainforest Scorpion
Scientific name: Liocheles waigiensis
The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is a species which is native to wet, high humidity terrain in Queensland, Australia as well as in parts of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. Liocheles waigiensis lives between rocks and under bark on fallen trees.
The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is a commonly kept scorpion in Australia. It is a non-burrowing species.
Appearance / health:
The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is dark brown / black and has a flattened body and very large pedipalps (arms). It reaches around 60mm / 3.4 inches in length.
"Australian Rainforest Scorpion - Liocheles waigiensis
The Australain Rainforest Scorpion is a tropical species that comes from humid jungle habitat. They do extremely well in captivity and are amazing scorpions to keep. They take to their terrarium very quickly and will soon establish themselves in their hunting position and all you will have to do is throw in a few crickets and wait and watch. They are amazing hunters and gobble up their prey with ease. I would recommend this species for Australian Keepers that are looking for a fun and exciting scorpion to keep.."
From RobWedderburn Jan 5 2016 1:14AM
"Gave me the creeps!
An ex boyfriend decided he was going to have pet scorpions, and kept them in my room as he travelled frequently. I hated them - they would do nothing during the day, and then spend all night burrowing and scratching and otherwise making sounds like they were trying to get out of their aquarium. I was constantly worried that they were trying to get out to attack me!
I also didn´t like that the kind of food they ate were also things I wasn´t sure I deliberately wanted to bring into my house - basically other insects. There was a pet store that sold grasshoppers to feed them, but this might be dificult to find in some places.
For me there weren´t any pluses - for my ex I guess the plus was that all his friends thought he was cool for keeping dangerous animals...."
From tanasha84 Jan 26 2015 8:31AM