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Rock Scorpions - Hadogenes sp.

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3610, South Africa

Posted Sep 27, 2015

These scorpions are smaller than other Scorpions like Emperor Scorpions but are not so small that it makes it hard to look after them. They are found in a humid climate in South Africa and it is important to keep them in a fairly moist setup. Potting soil or peat moss both work well as substrates and then a small very shallow water dish and a rock or piece of wood makes for a great hide away for any rock scorpion. spraying your Scorpion with a gentle mist every couple days is important to ensure that they do not become dehydrated. They can be fed meal worms as youngsters and adult crickets and even pinky mice as adults. They must be kept in a 100 % escape proof plastic container as their is no better escape artist than a scorpion. This species is suitable for beginner keepers and private keepers as their venom has almost no effect on humans, making them a harmless. They are also quite reluctant to sting and prefer to use their pedipalps.

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