Heterometrus laoticus

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum Arthropoda
  • Class: Chelicerata
  • Order: Scorpiones
  • Family: Scorpionidae
  • Subfamily: Scorpionidae
  • Genus: Heterometrus
  • Scientific Name: Heterometrus laoticus 
  • Common name: Vietnamese Forest Scorpion 
  • Range: Vietnam, Laos
  • Type: Obligate Burrower
  • Communal: Yes, however cannibalism may occur
  • Full Grown Size: 9-12cm
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Temperature: 20-30ÂșC
  • Humidity: 80-95%
  • Temperament: Aggressive
  • Speed: Medium
  • Venom: 2
  • Diet: Crickets, Mice, Locusts,scorpions anything smaller than itself
  • Housing: 5"+ of substrate, damp peat/compost, bark could be used for hides, water bowl
  • Substrate Depth/Type: Peat/compost 10-20 cm deep
  • Additional Comments: Wild caught adults are VERY aggressive, even towards their own species, however babies which are CB are docile, this species is uniform matt cook and shines blue/maroon when in direct light, very quick to defend themselves, eager to sting.

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