Breeding methods and feeding techniques of African imperial scorpion

Breeding mode


The breeding period of emperor scorpion is about March and April every year (in fact, males will estrus when they meet females as long as the temperature is above 25). The male Scorpion will first place the sperm pod similar to an upright twig on the rock surface, clamp the female scorpion’s claw, push and pull for a while, and then let the female scorpion insert the sperm clip into the reproductive cavity to achieve the purpose of mating. After about 6 to 9 months of pregnancy, The length of time will vary depending on the type of scorpion. The female scorpion directly gives birth to the young scorpion by egg viviparity. The young scorpion will stay on the female scorpion’s back for 1 to 2 weeks, while the young scorpion will take 2 to 3 years to reach sexual maturity. The newly born young scorpion’s body is white, and the newly born young scorpion will climb on the female scorpion’s back.
Feeding technology
Feeding box: wider and shorter feeding boxes can be selected because they don’t like to climb up. You can use custom-made wooden boxes, glass feeding boxes or plastic storage boxes. Cover them to make sure they can’t escape the feeding environment. It’s best to be dark and avoid strong light. They are very sensitive to the peculiar smell in the air and should be avoided as much as possible. The cushion material is generally coconut soil, which is light in quality and convenient to take care of. The depth of the bedding is generally 5-10cm. Because emperor scorpions don’t like to dig, they usually use some abandoned caves as their nests. Therefore, there is no need to use thick substrate. The environment is better to be simple. One basin can avoid adding substrate. Too many decorations will affect scorpion predation.
Feeding environment: the most important thing for feeding emperor scorpions is temperature and humidity. Although emperor scorpions can tolerate an environment lower than 20 degrees, it is better to be 25 degrees or above, and the humidity must be maintained at about 60%, so if you only spray water, you should pay close attention to the humidity in the box. Too high humidity may cause scorpions to get sick and their joints are inflexible and unable to unfold. Emperor scorpions have lower humidity than Asian rainforest scorpions. I’m really worried that I can keep a basin of water for the emperor scorpion to drink for a long time. Ventilation is also very important. If the ventilation is not well done, it is easy to breed pests and germs in such a high humidity and warm environment. If it is too troublesome to clean up the residue, the substrate can be kept dry, and the water in the water basin can be regularly injected to prevent the emperor scorpion from dying of thirst. It can also make the emperor scorpion live very healthy, even better than high humidity. When the humidity is too high, the Scorpion will have hydrops in the lung during ventilation, and the oxygen entering the body from the outside will be blocked, resulting in acute asphyxia and death of the scorpion. Almost all scorpions live for 3-8 years, generally between 5-10 years, which is considered to be relatively long in arthropods.

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