Scientific name: Urodacus elongatus
The Flinders Ranges Scorpion is native to the temperate climates of the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia. It is a solitary and territorial scorpion and is one of the largest scorpion species in Australia, with males reaching 120 mm. / 4.5 inches.
Urodacus elongatus prefers moist habitats, and creates burrows under rocks and logs. It emerges at night to prey on insects and small reptiles.
The Flinders Ranges Scorpion is best housed by itself, and will do well in a habitat that provides 2-5 gallons of floor space. It should be provided with a moist 3-5 inch deep sand substrate, and rocks or pipes where it can burrow.
Adults should be fed large crickets, cockroaches, super worms, and other large insects. Baby and younger scorpions should be offered pin head crickets, mini mealworms, and other small insects.
Flinders Ranges Scorpion - Urodacus elongatus
The Flinders Ranges Scorpion (Urodacus elongatus) native to Southern Australia makes a greaty pet scorpion. They are large and easy to handle because of their placid nature. I really enjoy keeping these scorpions because of their size. They do well in captivity and I would highly recommend these to Australian keepers. A great addition to and aracnid collection. Easy to keep..
From RobWedderburn Jan 5 2016 1:27AM