Tityus serrulatus (Lutz & Mello, 1922)
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|Scientific Name:||Tityus serrulatus (Tityus stigmurus confluenciata)|
|Communal:||In small numbers|
|Full Grown Size:||2-2.5"|
|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:||2-3" of peat/soil with wood for climbing|
|More info:||Tityus species are fairly new to the hobby and demand a high price. Tityus serrulatus are from Brazil where they are known to cause several deaths a year, and the Instituto Butantan has created a specific antivenin for treatment of Tityus serrulatus envenomations.
This species is also parthenogenic. This means that all Tityus serrulatus are females, and do not require males to reproduce. All Tityus serrulatus will bear young at least once (average three times) after reaching adulthood.
Because of the toxicity of this species, it is for experience keepers only.