Emperor Scorpions for Sale
Emperor Scorpions may not be the longest scorpion, but they are certainly the largest! These intriguing creatures are found in tropical West Africa, most of the time in dry forested areas or sandy flats at the base of termite mounds. Emperors shy away from light and emerge when the sun (or light) goes down (or off). They are also a bit secretive and relish the comfort of a burrow or hiding spot under a log or between some rocks. They can live up to 2-8 years with proper care.
Scorpions are predatory and will eat insects, spiders, small lizards and mammals, and on occasion, each other. They are highly active and they are excellent climbers! As pets, they will most enjoy feeding on gut-loaded insects such as crickets, mealworms, and waxworms. They should mostly be fed at night as they are nocturnal, and not while they are molting. Young scorpions may be fed daily, while adults may be fed every other day: with calcium dust supplemented daily.
They should be afforded enough space to move about freely and explore their surroundings. Smooth rocks and hollowed logs along with live or artificial plants can be used for decoration and a hiding space should be provided. Light/dark cyclical lighting is necessary for about 8 to 12 hours at a time daily, but not all day or night. They should be kept separately and not with any other invertebrates.
The humidity should be moderate and the substrate can be misted to increase it if needed. Glass aquariums with snug-fitting screen lids work well for housing as do the stack-able plastic terrariums with snap-on lids. 75%-85% humidity is ideal for keeping most scorpions with daytime temperatures ideal in the upper 80's with a small under-tank heater or an incandescent light.
Is a Scorpion Right for Me?
While they can be very interesting and educational pets to own, they should be cared for with caution. Aside from the stinger-tipped telson (end of the tail) they also have a large pair of crushing pedipalps. Pedipalps are the pinchers or claws at the end of the arms. However, compared to some other scorpions, Emperors are fairly docile; but handling one isn't exactly a great idea, especially if you have a known allergy to insect stings (like bees, for example).
At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Emperor Scorpions for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure!