An Essential Care Guide For Emperor Scorpions
Are Emperor Scorpions Easy To Care For?
If you love arachnids, but have never owned one, the Emperor Scorpion is perfect for you. They are recommended for new owners because they are clean and like to keep to themselves.
Handling And Temperament
The Emperor Scorpion is one of the more docile species of scorpions. Their stingers also carry venom that is the least potent. Their calm temperament and fairly harmless sting make them a great pet for first-time arachnid owners.
Emperor Scorpions have large pincers that they may try to use if they feel scared or threatened. Getting your finger pinched with a pincer is not going to feel pleasant. It is a possibility to be able to hold your Emperor Scorpion, but be prepared to be pinched or stung at some point.
If you are allergic to bee stings, we do not recommend that you get a scorpion. Their venom can be extremely dangerous to you.
Handling is obviously important when you have to remove them to clean their enclosure. You can use large tongs with soft pads on the ends to remove them from their enclosure.
Diet and Water
Humidity and Temperature
Emperor Scorpions are originally from a very warm and humid environment. Their enclosure needs to be kept between 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a heat pad underneath half of the enclosure. We recommend that you get a digital thermometer as well to be able to accurately check the temperature.
UVB lights are not required for scorpions, but getting misted daily is. Humidity is very important for your scorpion’s health. Dehydration is the biggest health concern when the humidity is too low. The humidity levels can range from 65%-80%.
Emperor Scorpions do not require a lot of equipment for being happy. They do not need lights, they only need to be fed a few crickets a week, and they are clean eaters too. The only difficult task is removing them for cage cleaning. You can use soft padded tongs to remove them to avoid getting pinched or stung.
These scorpions are great for first time arachnid owners, but hold them at your own risk. They like to keep to themselves and might not always enjoy being handled.