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Squish

Squish

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

2/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

1/5

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By

United Kingdom

Posted Nov 11, 2014

I got given this animal due to a friend being no longer able keep them at his house. It was in reasonable health and had gone through its final moult, so was a full adult.

These animals seem to favour tight spaces to make their burrows. You could make a scrape out of rocks for it, just make sure they cannot fall and crush the animal.

Happy enough on a diet of crickets, though I would suggest a calcium dusting on the crickets, espeacially if dealing with juvenile. As with any scorpion, they are very vulnerable after moulting, and if stressed or disturbed can become stuck in the exuvia and die.

These scorpions are visually slightly more appealing than the emperor scorpions, and have a much smaller sting. However, I would caution against handling them, as they are quite fragile.

Squish (so named as he was as flat as the specie name suggests) seemed to be out quite often at night, and was certainly more active than the Emperor scorpions I was also keeping at the time.

Seemed to do OK with room humidity and an undertank heat mat, however I am unsure if a juvenile would cope with this set up.

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