Other common names: Alacran de Durango
Scientific name: Centruroides suffusus
The Durango Scorpion is native to the Chihuahuan Desert in the state of Durango, Mexico.
It is often found under rocks, boards, and in detritus. The sting of the Durango Scorpion can cause severe local and systemic symptoms, and can be fatal.
Behavior / temperament:
The sting of this species is one of the few that can actually cause death even in healthy, adult humans.
"The Durango Scorpion is a highly venomous species of scorpion from Durango, Mexico. This scorpion is not suitable as a pet and a bite from this scorpion can be fatal. The sting of the Durango Scorpion can cause severe local and systemic symptoms. Their care is fairly straightforward and they do do well in captivity. As they are a dessert species they should be kept in containers with ample ventilation and their habitat should be suited to desert conditions. I lightly mist a large rock every two or three evenings so that they can go have a drink of water from the the surface of the rock. They feed well on crickets. I would only recommend this species for highly experienced keepers and zoo exhibits.."
From RobWedderburn Jan 5 2016 1:21AM