Scientific name: Parabuthus granulatus
The Granulated Thick-Tailed Scorpion is native to southern Africa. It inhabits hard packed sandy and gritty soil and burrows at the base of shrubs, grass tufts under logs and stones. Perhaps because it actively forages for prey at night, rather than being an ambush predator, the Granulated Thick-Tailed Scorpion is responsible for more medically serious stings in South Africa than any other scorpion species.
Appearance / health:
Granulated Thick-Tailed Scorpion is dark yellow to brown in color.
Granulated Thick-Tailed Scorpion
The Granulated Thick-Tailed Scorpion or as most keepers call them here in South Africa, is a large species that is very defensive and possesses a extremely potent venom. These scorpions to very well in captivity and are a very hardy species. They are easy to feed and care for and require very little attention. If it was not for the fact that this species is highly venomous, I would have given it 5 stars for everything, however taking its venom into account I would only recommend this species to highly experienced keepers that keep their scorpions in an escape proof facility and is definately NOT FOR HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIONS. A bite from this scorpion can be fatal if antivenom is not administered in time. This species can not squirt venom..
From RobWedderburn Dec 29 2015 4:12AM