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Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator) Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator)

Equipment for keeping the Emperor Scorpion


Housing: Fer-Plast H43 Geo Flat Plastic Tank


Heating: Algard Heat Mat 6 x 11”  Place under half the cage. Make sure it does not get too hot.


Substrate:  Orchid Bark


Décor: Bark Cave small. Keep some damp moss in this.


Housing: Fer-Plast H43 Geo Flat Plasti Tank


Heating: Algard Heat Mat 6 x 11”  Place under half the age. Make sure it does not get too hot.


Substrate:  Orchid Bark


Décor: Bark Cave small Keep some damp moss in this.


 Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator)


The Emperor Scorpion is a very large, impressive, and hardy scorpion from tropical Africa. Wild-caught specimens are usually collected in Togo and Ghana. It is also the one of the only species of scorpion that is known to be handled, yet this is not recommended. These scorpions are popular animals in scary movies, because they are big, black, and they can have close contact with actors. The venom is used infrequently, and is generally not harmful to humans. Emperor Scorpions have been traditionally kept in groups of three or more, as long as they are provided with enough food, but it is suggested to keep them in separate tanks. If there are a group of scorpions in a tank, many times fights break out for the same cricket, even if there are other crickets still left in the tank! As with most arachnids, it is important to keep your scorpion away from direct UV light. This species is especially sensitive to UV light, and such exposure will cause stress and ultimately death. Emperor Scorpions are a marvel of the "bug"-keeping world, and continue to impress collectors with their size and beauty. If you are choosing a scorpion, the Emperor Scorpion won´t let you down.

Other Names Imperial Scorpion.

Range Tropical rainforests of West Africa.

Type Terrestrial, but will burrow to some extent.

Diet Babies eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, mealworms, other large insects, and an occasional pinkie mouse.

Full Grown Size4.5 to 6 inches.

Growth Medium speed.

Temperature75 to 82° F.

Humidity75 to 80%. Adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.

Temperament Docile and calm.


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