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 Large Clawed Scorpion - Scorpio maurus 


Average Growth: Slow growth, 1.5 - 2.5 inches total length
Type: Burrowing
Origin: Middle eastern and African deserts
Humidity and Temperature: 74 - 80% Humidity, 26- 30C
Behaviour: Aggressive and nervous. Has a low potency level therefore making it a good scorpion for intermediate keepers. Although it is reluctant to sting, it will willingly pinch.
Housing: Plastic or glass tank at least 4 times longer than the scorpion. Provide at least 3 inches desert sand or dry peat. A wide shallow water dish can be provided. Mist lightly every 2-3 days.
Diet: Mealworms, crickets.
Additional note: Scorpions molt (shed their exoskeleton) to grow. At this point, they are very vulnerable so make sure to remove any crickets in the tank and leave the scorpion alone. Increase the tank's humidity to ease the scorpion's molt.