Other common names: Shiny Burrowing Scorpion; Yellow Legged Creeping Scorpion; Tri-colored Scorpion; Hissing Scorpion
Scientific name: Opistophthalmus glabrifrons
The Yellow-legged Burrowing Scorpion is a burrowing scorpion which is native to southern and eastern African nations such as Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Opistophthalmus genus spiders are known to stridulate (make a hissing sound) when disturbed.
Appearance / health:
The Yellow-legged Burrowing Scorpion is a yellow-rust brown color, with the legs being a lighter color than the body.
Needs to contain a deep moist substrate to allow burrowing.
Yellow-Legged Burrowing Scorpion -Opistophthalmus glabrifrons
Opistophthalmus glabrifrons or Yellow-Legged Burrowing Scorpion is a great scorpion. They are brightly colored and full of attitude. Overall I feel that this is a perfect scorpion for beginner to intermediate keepers as they are large and hardy. They feed very easily from tweezers or you can put one or two crickets inside its cage and they wil hunt them down in a matter of seconds. They need to be watered every three to four days and this can be done by lightly misting them. They some from semi-arid to humid areas in Southern africa so consider that when setting up their habitat. An overall good scorpion to keep and a great display animal..
From RobWedderburn Dec 31 2015 8:47AM