Centruroides vittatus (Say, 1821)

More Southern Bark Scorpion pics
Common name: Southern Bark Scorpion
Scientific Name: Centruroides vittatus
Range: Southern US states (Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma)
Type: Semi-Arborial
Communal: In small numbers after 4th instar
Full Grown Size: 3"
Growth Rate: Medium
Temperature: 80-85F (26-29C)
Humidity: 50-60%
Temperment: Nervous
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: 3" of peat or peat/sand combo. Use bark or other similar climbing structure.
More info: Centruroides hentzi is a very communal species, especially after the 3rd instar stage. Like most Centruroides, they prefer plenty of climbing space, and will spend a lot of time off the substrait.

Invert Top Sites!