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PostSubject: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 1:47 am

Hey picking up my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow! Pretty excited but I was wondering what I should know before I get the little guy? I know they like it fairly dry and love rocks to hide in? I also know that they are pretty nice and docile but dont hesitate to pinch? Is there anything else I should know?

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 2:01 am

keep them like you would a desert scorpion. They are prone to mycosis too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 2:20 am

Good luck, and post pictures too!

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 2:33 am

Thanks Yames! I thought as much ill be sure to do that! Smile This means no humidity? or very little humidity?


Patcho I will be sure to post pictures as soon as I get it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 11:40 am

When i would keep them I would spray just a little tiny bit of water on one corner of a ten gallon enclosure, sometimes i'd even see them drink. But i would only do this about once a month. Other than that they were kept really dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 1:19 pm

Thanks Abyss ill probably do that. I am getting one as a baby though so is the dryness the same? or is there more water needed to support molting? growth?
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 1:25 pm

For a baby you can mist a very small corner once every 2 weeks. Other than that you can keep them the same as any other desert species as Yames mentioned.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 2:22 pm


i got my first flat rock scorp last week and i can tell that it doesnt like humidity too much. stay on the dry side and just put hiding spots.

one thing i've noticed about them is that they're quite reactive to vibrations near their enclosure so keep them far away from sound-producing gadgets/appliances.

they also eat sparingly like some scorpion i know (i.e. r. junceus) LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 10:14 pm

Thanks Shadowfoot I am pretty familiar with desert species and what they need so this should be easy.


Thanks for the input Exoticvirus as far as vibrations go he had to endure a 1 and a half hour car ride haha but that will be about the worst he ever deals with again. I have a few rocks in the little deli cup he is in so he can squeeze his body in there.


What is everyone's opinion on feeding tonight? I just got him today. Should I wait or not?

Also posting pictures soon as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 10:17 pm

Here's the caresheet: [ASA] Hadogenes paucidens (It applies to all Hadogenes species.)

Wait a few days before trying to feed it, let it settle in first.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 10:19 pm

This is the little guy when I first picked him up today Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 10:26 pm

Thanks scorpion! Is this the same for a Hadogenes troglodytes? I believe that is the one I got today at least the person confirmed it to be a troglodytes.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 10:27 pm

Yeah, it's the same care....

And yes, yours is a H. troglodytes.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 11:23 pm

Ok sweet! Thank you scorpion appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/30/2013, 11:24 pm

No problem man.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 1:34 am

That's a cool scorpion!

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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 2:21 am

Thanks Patcho! I love him!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 4:55 am


cute flat rock! congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 5:05 am

Congrats, awesome little scorp!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 3:37 pm

Thanks guys cant wait till he starts growing! Also thanks for all your help really appreciate the inputs! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 4:25 pm

CactusHugger wrote:
Thanks guys cant wait till he starts growing!
LOL be patient with the growth rate on this species. They're know for their slow metabolism and growth. But long lives.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 5:12 pm

+1 to Abyss
In Scorpions of Southern Africa by Jonathan Leeming it says they can take 8-10 years to reach maturity. Everything will be worth it when it reaches its massive size of 21cm.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   1/31/2013, 6:53 pm

Ya I heard they are slow growers but like you said Shadowfoot well worth it for the size! Ill be sure to update with details on changes or molts Smile Thanks all!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   2/1/2013, 7:42 am


i read somewhere that theoretically they can live for 20 years. hope that's true hehe.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey guys getting my first flat rock scorpion tomorrow anything I should know?   2/1/2013, 2:46 pm

I feel ya! I really hope thats true Smile
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