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Emperor Scorpion


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Please contact your local Pet World Warehouse Outlet for actual pricing and availability. Prices will vary at each store location by age, size, and species of each individual reptile.


Pet World gets all of its Emperor scorpions from local, private breeders within the state of Wisconsin. Image is for reference only, and may not represent a reptile currently available at Pet World.


Other Common Names: None

Scientific Name:  Pandinus imperator

Life Span: 6-8 years

Adult Size: 6 inches

Habitat: A 10 gallon aquarium is sufficient for one, but 20-30 gallon aquarium should used if more than one are being housed together. Several substrates are suitable such as Eco Earth and Jungle Mix. Provide hiding spots, with 3-6 inches of substrate for burrowing.

Temperature: 70° - 80°F daytime, 85° - 95°F hot side. Use undertank heater on one side of aquarium.

Humidity: High, mist 1-2 times a day.

Lighting: Full spectrum UV lighting is not required.

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, waxworms, superworms and roaches. Feed at night.

Water: Provide a small, shallow water dish, with fresh water daily.

TemperamentCan be housed together. Prefer not to be handled.

Notes: Their sting has been likened to that of a bee as it is painful, but medical attention is not usually necessary. However, some people may have an anaphylactic reaction to the venom as they do with bee stings. Its body is black, but like other scorpions it glows pastel green or blue under ultraviolet light.

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