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Whip Scorpions

Browse our range of vinegaroons and whip scorpions for sale in the UK. Tailless whip scorpions belong to the order Amblypygi, and whip scorpions, or vinegaroons to the order Uropygi.

Which whip scorpion should I buy?

If you’re looking for a tailless whip scorpion, (amblypygid) we recommend the western tailless whip scorpion, Damon medius. If you’re looking for a whip scorpion, or vinegaroon, (uropygid) we recommend the giant vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus. Both of these are large, hardy species great for anyone new to these fascinating critters. Vinegaroons are typically easier to care for, as they accept food more readily than tailless whip scorpions.

What do whip scorpions eat? What do I feed mine?

Whip scorpions are carnivores, whether amblypigid, or uropygi. We recommend crickets and locusts for both types of animal.

Is it safe to buy whip scorpions online? How does this work?

Yes, it’s safe to buy tailless whip scorpions and vinegaroons from us. We ship exclusively within the UK via ‘Royal Mail Next-Day Before 1pm Guaranteed’ service, ensuring your pets spend only minimal time in transit. We’ll send out a shipping confirmation email when they’re on the way. If there are any issues and your animals arrive ill or deceased, we offer refunds for injuries and illnesses within a 7 day window after arrival.*

My pet whip scorpion just arrived, what's next?

The wait is over! It’s time to unbox your new pet from its temporary transit container and get it into its home. Ensure you’ve prepared your pet’s setup ahead of time – you’ll want to get it settled in as soon as possible. Unbox your pet in an open space, ensuring it can’t dart away anywhere. Then, use a soft brush to coax the animal into its new setup. After your pet has settled in to its new home, you can add in a little live food, gently mist the enclosure’s walls, and leave your pet de-stress and eat.

How do I care for whip scorpions and vinegaroons? Are they easy to care for?

Whip scorpions are considered simple pets to care for. They will need a spacious enclosure, glass terrariums work best, so they can roam and explore at night. Add a moisture-retaining substrate such as coco-coir to boost humidity levels in the enclosure and, in the case of vinegaroons, so they can burrow. For vinegaroons, a shallow water dish works best, tailless whip scorpions will benefit from regular misting of their enclosure. Ensure the enclosure has plenty of hiding spaces, as both animals will want to huddle somewhere safe during the day. Offer your pet live food around once or twice a week, depending on their appetite.

Do whip scorpions make good pets?

Whip scorpions are unique pets, and can be handled with little risk to their owners (besides acidic sprays or pinches). This makes them arguably better pets than regular scorpions or tarantulas. They’re equally low-maintenance, and are active at night, so you can watch them explore and hunt.