Scorpions do well in captivity but are generally aggressive towards humans. Like most scorpions Wahlbergs are nocturnal which means they sleep during the day and come out at night.
Housing for scorpions does not need to be much because of their relatively small size. Scorpions get along with other scorpions and can be housed together, but it is not recommended to house more than 3 together.
Substrate consisting of sand and or soil is recommended along with a few inches of moist peat moss for humidity control. The terrarium should be set up so that the temperature is between 75 & 90 degrees.
Use a low watt bulb to help with the temperature and humidity. There should be enough hiding places at least 1 for every scorpion in the enclosure, not providing adequate hiding places can lead to stress and fights which can cause health problems and shorten the life span.
Feeding and handling, young scorpions feed on crickets or mealworms, adult scorpions eat 2 to 3 crickets per week, scorpions will not eat dead insects so discard any dead insects found in the enclosure.
Handling a scorpion is not recommended without proper equipment such as foam covered tweezers, a cup, or some other means of picking it up without being stung.
All scorpions are venomous but is only deadly if the recipient is allergic to the venom. The sting is most often said to be just a little more painful than a bee sting.
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