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Golden Desert Scorpion, Scorpio Maurus



The golden desert scorpion, Scorpio maurus, is a medium-sized golden-tan coloured scorpion native to arid desert regions of north africa and the middle east.

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Scorpio maurus, commonly known as the golden desert scorpion, is a species of scorpion that inhabits arid and desert regions, primarily found in North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. This species is adapted to survive in arid and desert environments, such as sandy dunes, rocky areas, and dry scrublands. It prefers regions with warm temperatures and low humidity levels. The golden desert scorpion is a burrowing species, constructing burrows or utilizing existing crevices or burrows for shelter and protection from extreme temperatures. Golden desert scorpions are primarily nocturnal, being more active during the night when temperatures are cooler. They are predatory and feed on various insects and other arthropods. Like other scorpions, they use their pincers to catch and immobilize prey before delivering a venomous sting. The venom of the golden desert scorpion is moderately venomous but is not considered life-threatening to healthy adults. Its venom is primarily used for subduing prey rather than for self-defense. This scorpion should be provided with a large enclosure with deep sand-based substrate like sandy soil or a mixture of sand and soil, allowing the scorpion to burrow. Add rocks, pieces of bark, or other suitable hiding spots within the enclosure to provide hiding places for the scorpion. This arachnid does not need frequent moistening of the substrate, but a water dish should be provided to allow the animal to drink regularly. Scorpio maurus Golden prefer low humidity levels, similar to their natural desert habitat. Aim for a humidity level of around 30-40% RH, and provide a maintain temperatures around 27c. Scorpio maurus are not recommended for beginners due to their venom, small size, and environmental requirements, needing a little more attention than other more popular scorpion species.


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