Common Name: Chinese Swimming Scorpion
Scientific Name: Lychas Mucronatus
Type: Arboreal, but I have found them to be light burrowers - one of mine is digging under the log I have sticking out of the substrate and comes out when there is commotion.
Growth Rate: Fast
Size: 2" - 2.5"
Temp: 75-85 F
Substrate: I use a mix of coco fiber and sand, it maintains humidity well. about 3" deep. give them some bark to climb on, cork bark works best as with any arboreal sp. I also have lava rocks and a small rock water dishes with about an inch of water in it.
Housing: A 5gal tank is fine. I'm using Rubbermaid containers as temporary housing until I get off my bum and cut the Acrylite and make a shelf.
Communal: Yes, for the most part - cannibalism can happen as juvies. they can co-habitate with mesobuthus martensii
Notes: Gorgeous species. known to breed like rabbits even with scorplings still riding piggyback. they like to hide and allegedly like to soak in water (I have not witnessed them taking interest in soaking or swimming so I cannot attest to this)
*I have been watching mine during feeding and it's a very interesting hunter. instead of looking for food or stalking it's food it hangs in wait and when the prey passes below it snags it up in it's pedipalps and in some cases I've witnessed it holding the prey alive until it's ready to eat it and then it stings it. I would say that these guys are fast as lightening.