Common Name: Dune Scorpion
Scientific Name: Smeringurus mesaensis
Status: Wild Caught
(This specimen is a beautiful large, adult female (as shown in the photo). The information here is current at this time April/May 2018. Please let me know if you are reading it after this date as it will need updating and has clearly been overlooked)
A very attractive, sandy coloured, active scorpion. An alternative name is the Giant Sand scorpion.
How I keep mine
I keep my Dune scorpions in plastic boxes with silver sand on the base and pieces of bark or half a flower pot to hide under. I place my boxes on a shelf with a heat mat on it, I use a strip heat mat (15cm wide) and this covers part of the base of the box (several boxes can fit on one long mat). Although they are a desert species and I keep them quite dry, I always try to give them a little moisture, this is often a small piece of damp cotton wool in one corner of the box. I use plastic boxes for my scorpions as I have lots of species and don't have the space to keep them all in individual tanks but of course they do equally well when housed in a plastic or glass tank and are much more visible, it is also easier to control the humidity levels. I feed my scorpions on crickets or cockroaches once a week. The adult scorpions seem to eat “when they feel like it” which can be quite infrequently. I always house my adult scorpions individually.
Dune Scorpion (Smeringurus mesaensis) Adult
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