Parabuthus transvaalicus

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Parabuthus transvaalicus

Post by volfgang on Sun May 26, 2013 9:37 am

Common name: South African Fattail Scorpion




Scientific name: Parabuthus transvaalicus

Description: This species inhabits the desert and semi desert areas of southern Africa. Grows to 12cm is one of the largest scorpions in the family Buthidae. Their life span is 5-7 years. This scorpion is very poisonous. Severe pain and synthetic effects can be deadly. The poison causes spasms, sweating, severe pain, temperature, etc. .. There is another danger, this scorpion venom could cap the sting. Poison evaporates in the form of mist up to 3 meters. Beware the poison gets into the face. If the poison gets into the eyes, it is possible lifelong blindness. Aggressive species and is not communal. Be very careful when cleaning the terrarium, while feeding this scorpion.

Type: Terrestrial

Communal: NO!

Adult size: 9-12 cm

Temperature: 24-30 C

Humidity: 50%

Temperament: Very agressive!

Venom: 4/5

Diet: Young can eat pinhead crickets,small roaches,or mealworms. Adults can eat large crickets,roaches,or superworms.

Substrat: Peat moss or sand/soil/peat mix with rocks and hides.

Housing: Minimum size for a terrarium for adult 30x30x20 cm (length, width, height). Always put a shelter that has to go into hiding. Also throw in a container with water, just make sure that the jar is not too deep to prevent drowning scorpion.



Mating: When male approached females caught by her pliers, his pliers, when we find a suitable place such as tabular rock ejected spermatophore on it and pushing females that rock. Then the females sperm enters the genital opening, he deserted and run. Gestation lasts 9-12 months, after which the young mother brings to the world. Until we change clothes nymphs do not eat and do not leave the mother, and changing out after a week, when even a short time staying on it and quickly leave. Then begin to eat, and prey that they catch mother. Separation from the mother's performances week after molting, that is when all the individuals leave the back of the mother. Then the individuals are able to self-feed. The female of this species can give birth to + / - 35 scorpionlings.

Female with scorpionlings:

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