Scientific Name: Heterometus silenus
Common Name: Asian forest scorpion
Lifestyle: Terrestrial (opportunistic burrower)
Endemic Location: East Asia
Adult size : 4″-4.5″
Growth Rate: Slow
Life Expectancy: Females 10-12 years / Males 6-8 years
Recommended Experience Level: Beginner
The Asian forest scorpion is the ideal beginner scorpion due to its temperament and being a hardy species. This is a terrestrial species that will burrow. This species is endemic across East Asia and is found in tropical forest areas.
Amazingly easy to keep, a standard terrestrial enclosure with coco fibre, a hide and a water bowl are sufficient for keeping this scorpion. Try to keep the substrate slightly moist but not too wet, humidity should ideally be around 80% with ambient temperatures of between 24c-28c.
This scorpion will eat a variety of insects, crickets and locusts are ideal with an occasional morio worm to add some variety.
This species perfect for anyone who is looking to start keeping scorpions.