3610, South Africa
Posted Dec 31, 2015
The Dune Scorpion Dune (Smeringurus mesaensis) is a species of desert scorpion that lives in open desert and sand dunes. They are avid burrowers and a light sand will make the perfect substrate for them. Their venom is moderate and about as painful as a hornet sting although I have not been stung by this species nor do I recommend trying it. This is a great species for intermediate to advanced keepers. They cannot be kept in communal tanks as not matter how big the tank is they will fight or eat each other. They live nicely on a diet of small to medium crickets and a shallow water bowl with a saturated sponge in it is a great way to provide them with water. A great display scorpion but not recommended for beginners.