Pandinus imperator female | Pandinus imperator male
- Males have longer
pectines than females.
- Tail segments in
males tend to be longer than females.
KEEPING PANDINUS IN CAPTIVITY
a) Cage setup
All species within
this genus will do best in a Tropical Setup. If you want a
spectacular show piece for people to talk about, then create a
communal tank setup. Flat pieces of bark can be used
for scorpions to hide and burrow under.
Peat can be used as
a substrate. This should be quite a thick layer.
Tropical plants can be used for a communal tank
are found in hot tropical rainforests with high
High 20's - low
30's will suffice as a heat source (check the
maximum temperature the heat pad achieves first). If
it goes into high 30's then you might want to
control the temperature via a thermostat. I would
turn the heating on during the day and off at night.
You can decide whether you want to keep the heating
on permanently during winter or not.
e) Water source
For instar (baby)
Pandinus scorpions you can simply (using a fine
spray) spray water onto one side of the enclosure
once a week. For adult
Pandinus scorpions you can
provide a small flat dish for water.
large crickets, silkworms and even giant mealworms every second
deliver a painful sting but their venom isn't life
threatening. The correct way to handle a
scorpion is ALWAYS use a long set of tweezers or