Centruroides margaritatus (Gervais, 1841)

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Common name: Central American Brown Scorpion
Scientific Name: Centruroides margaritaus
Range: Central America (also introduced to Florida)
Type: Arborial
Communal: In small numbers
Full Grown Size: 3-4"/8-11cm
Growth Rate: Medium
Temperature: 80-85F (23-26C)
Humidity: 70-80%
Temperment: Semi Aggressive
Speed: Medium
Venom: 2
Diet: Young can eat Pinhead crickets, small roaches, meal worms. Adults can eat large crickets, roaches, super worms.
Housing: Adults large critter keeper, 5 gallon tank, or rubbermaid type container. Young can live in small critter keepers or large deli cups
Substrate Depth/Type: 6-8" of sand with rocks or hides. Sand should be wet down, packed and allowed to dry to provide a stable burrowing substrait
More info: This species loves to climb and will often capture pray and live upside down in branches. Its natural habitates include under barks, crooks of limbs, and stones in tropical forests. In places where this species is introduced, it can be found inside houses, under stones and in piles of wood, debris and sacs, in both indoors & outdoors.

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