posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 08:27 PM
Thanks for the reply Chris.
The species I was kept was an Emperor Scorpion (member of the P. Imperator family). This specific type of scorpion is considered the most docile/least
dangerous scorpion. Contrary to popular belief, most scorpions aren't dangerous to people (unless you're allergic to the venom).
This one was sadly still relatively young, and was quite a shock to me when I learned of it's death.
It's diet consisted of pin head crickets, and a meal worm every so often.
I just left it inside of it's cage. I've always been fascinated by the scorpion, therefore I only kept it to observe it's behavior. They are
honestly beautiful creatures.
It's pinched me once when I was hand feeding it an injured cricket (they usually don't eat prey unless it's moving). The emperor scorpions
generally prefer to use their pedipalps versus the stinger.