Scientific Name: Heterometrus spinifer
Common Name: Malaysian forest scorpion
Lifestyle: Terrestrial (opportunistic burrower)
Endemic Location: East Asia
Adult size : 4″-5″
Growth Rate: Slow
Life Expectancy: Females 10-12 years / Males 6-8 years
Recommended Experience Level: Beginner
Heterometrus are great beginners Scorpions for people who want try something other than an Emperor Scorpion. They are generally bullet proof.
They need a simple terrestrial set up with multiple hides, can live happily on coco fibre but usually enjoy a corner with Live moss kept moist.
Feeding wise, is best to go with morio’s, larger mealworms or Large/XL crickets.