This guy was captured in the Tunisian desert near the Libyan border (no, I don't live there - just working and camel-counting)
This is my first exposure to real live scorpions so I'm googling and guessing it's androctonus-amoreuxi
I am hopeful a picture will appear, as if by magic, when I paste the whatever code here. Failing that, I'm using the same photo for my avatar.
No access to crickets so I'm catching moths and flies - I don't know if he eats them or tramples them into the sand. Does not seem to like moths or anything I put in there.
The beetle I put in there as food pretty much became a roommate and was eating the flies so I released him to the wild. I am inferring from this that scorpions don't eat beetles.
The is a recessed water dish in the corner with rocks (I gather from the forums you're supposed to have rocks in there) and a climbing stick if he gets the urge to climb a stick
Does this desert guy need a dish or damp substrate or what? Substrate is GENUINE (accept no substitutes!) Sahara sand as I happen to be in the Sahara desert at the moment and they have lots of it here.
I've had him for a couple of weeks now and I don't know if I'm sustaining him with bugs and water or if they are just able to survive that long without either. He's a pretty low activity guy at best but does explore his box daily so I'm hopeful he isn't suffering.
Just caught a grasshopper that's BIG compared to the scorp - about the same length when scorp curled up. Should I disable the hopper or let the scorp hunt?
Any and all scorpion-care tips will be cheerfully accepted.