Desert Scorpion - Urodacus Yashenkoi

These live in open sandy soil areas and are very territorial.

They need to be housed separately in a terrarium with a deep layer of sand so that they can dig their spiral burrow. They typically require a warm dry environment. Maintain a temperature gradient in the enclosure, with a warm side around 29-32c and a cooler side at 24-27c. The humidity should be in the range of 50%

You may need a heat lamp or mat through winter. They should be placed outside in the sun once a week so they can absorb some vitamin D. Take care not to leave them out for too long. Many species will glow in the dark (photoluminescence) under a UV globe.

Crickets are their favourite meal and will also eat mealworms. You can mist them with water occasionally.

Rainforest scorpions - Liocheles Waigiensis

Their wild habitat is quite variable, but, can be kept in a terrarium with a shallow bed of soil with rock or bark for them to hide in crevices. Rainforest scorpions like to be kept warm and humid. They also like to be fed on crickets and mealworms.

Provide a shallow water dish with clean, non chlorinated water. Make sure it is shallow enough to prevent accidental drowning. Refresh often to ensure cleanliness.

Generally, it is recommended to avoid handling scorpions as they can be venomous and may sting if they feel threatened. If handling is necessary, use long handled tweezers or forceps to gently pick the scorpion up by its tail, closer to the body than the tip. Take care not to injure the scorpion.



All scorpions are capable of delivering a very painful sting. Seek medical advise if stung.