Uroctonus mordax mordax (Thorell, 1876)

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Common name: Northwest Forest Scorpion
Scientific Name: Uroctonus mordax mordax
Range: Northern California, Oregon, Washington
Type: Opportunistic Burrower
Communal: yes
Full Grown Size: 2-3" (10cm)
Growth Rate: slow
Temperature: 70-90F (21-32C)
Humidity: 75+%
Temperment: Skittish
Speed: medium
Venom: 1
Diet: Young can eat Pinhead crickets, flightless fruitflies. Adults can eat medium crickets, small roaches, mealworms.
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: 4" if peat/sand mix
More info: This species tends to play dead when it is frightened, rather than run. They have a strong pinch are unlike to sting anything but prey. They spend most all of their time under rocks and other scrapes they can find. They are fairly communal in like sizes so long as they have room to hide. The general rule 1 scorpion per gallon of tank size.

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