Saturday 27th June

This week: Lots of special offers for the beginning of the month; Spiders, Domino cockroaches, Assassin bugs, Hissing cockroaches, Millipedes - Just take a look around the site :)


Coronavirus (Corvid 19) 

I am doing my best to keep going. Ginny's Jungle is unable to run and my main customers at this time of year, being educational establishments, are closed to the public and therefore not purchasing. I am still caring for the daily needs of all my animals and I am continuing to send out orders and am also accepting orders for collection at the door. I have added the following additions to my regular terms and conditions:

1) I will despatch orders as soon as possible (you will still receive an email with the tracking number once the parcel has been despatched).

2) Royal Mail are doing a good job, they are still guaranteeing next day delivery but it may be a little later in the day than usual (just a few orders have arrived a day late over the lockdown period and no animals have suffered as a result).

3) If a refund is required for any reason this will be given in the form of a voucher (to be used on my website within the following 12 months)

4) You are welcome to call and collect your order from me. Simply let me know what you want and when you would like to collect.


Thank you for your support, understanding and patience at this very difficult time for us all. Please feel free to call with any enquiries, I am available Mon-Friday 8am - 4pm on 07971 838724

  • Asian Black Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus species) Juvenile

Common Name: Asian Black Forest Scorpion
Scientific Name: Heterometrus species

Size: Juvenile (Born summer 2019)
Status: Captive bred

A large shiny black, forest scorpion, active and easy to keep.

How I keep mine

I keep my Asian Forest scorpions in plastic boxes with peat or coir 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). Like most bugs it is a good idea to give them a dry and a damp area to choose from. I find the area above the heat mat is dry and the area not covered by the heat mat is more moist.  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. The Asian Blue Forest scorpions need quite a high humidity so the box/tank must never be allowed to dry out or they will perish. I feed all 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 but the juveniles which I tend to house together can get through quite a few crickets in a week. I sometimes feed maggots to the juveniles as they will eat both the larvae and the adult flies when they hatch. The maggots will burrow into the substrate and hatch after about ten days (very useful if you are going away on holiday). I also find maggots are a cheap food as you can buy them from a fishing shop and keep them cool in the fridge for several weeks. I always house the adult scorpions individually.

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Asian Black Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus species) Juvenile

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