Smeringurus mesaensis (Stahnke, 1957)
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|Common name:||Dune Scorpion, Mohave Desert Scorpion|
|Scientific Name:||Smeringurus mesaensis|
|Full Grown Size:||4" (10cm)|
|Diet:||Young can eat Pinhead crickets, small roaches, meal worms. Adults can eat large crickets, roaches, super worms.|
|Housing:||Adults Medium critter keeper, 2 gallon tank, or rubbermaid type container. Young can live in small critter keepers or large deli cups.|
|Substrate Depth/Type:||6-8" of sand or sand/coco-peat with rocks or hides. Sand should be wet down and allowed to dry to provide a stable burrowing substrait|
|More info:|| This species if VERY FAST. Foturnatly it usually runs before it turns to strike in defence. Makes a good beginner scorpion.
Dune scorpions are very intolerant to water, and as such should not be misted or offered a water dish. They are very acclimated to retaining what water they need and will take it from their prey.