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

Size: Juvenile (born June 2023)
Status: Captive bred

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

How I keep mine

I keep my Asian Black 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. 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.

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Asian Black Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus species) Juvenile (born June 2023)

  • Product Code: 93
  • Availability: 2
  • £14.99
  • £12.99


Selection of Specials

Special Offer
Grammostola rosea - Chile Rose Tarantula (red colour form)

Grammostola rosea - Chile Rose Tarantula (red colour form)

Common Name: Chile Rose Tarantula Scientific Name: Grammostola rosea Status : Captive ..

£40.00

Special Offer
Giant Spiny Assassin Bug (Psytalla horrida) Nymph

Giant Spiny Assassin Bug (Psytalla horrida) Nymph

Common Name: Giant Spiny Assassin Bug Scientific Name: Psytalla horrida Size: Nymph ..

£4.99

Special Offer
Red Runner Cockroach (Shelfordella tartara)  Per Tub

Red Runner Cockroach (Shelfordella tartara) Per Tub

Common Name: Red Runner Cockroach Scientific Name: Shelfordella tartara Status: Cap..

£9.99

Special Offer
Zebra Isopod (Armadillidum maculatum) x 3 (medium/large)

Zebra Isopod (Armadillidum maculatum) x 3 (medium/large)

Common Name: Zebra Isopod  Scientific Name : Armadillidum maculatum Size : Medium/lar..

£6.99

Special Offer
Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede (Telodeinopus aoutii) Large juvenile/Sub-adult x 3

Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede (Telodeinopus aoutii) Large juvenile/Sub-adult x 3

Common Name: Ghana Speckled Leg Millipede Scientific Name : Telodeinopus aoutii Size ..

£14.99

Special Offer
Domino Cockroach (Therea petiveriana) Adult

Domino Cockroach (Therea petiveriana) Adult

Common Name : Domino Cockroach Scientific Name :  Therea petiveriana bernhardti ..

£2.50