Arizona Bark Scorpion
Centruroides sculpturatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae)
Bark Scorpions are usually small, agile, and very fast scorpions. There are many species in the genus Centruroides. These scorpions can hide in and escape from very small spaces. They climb well and some species can be found in buildings. Centruroides sculpturatus (formerly known as C. exilicauda) is the most venomous scorpion in the United States, but it rarely causes deaths. It occurs in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. It is frequently encountered on blacklighting expeditions. This species, like other bark scorpions, is quick to sting.
|Housing:||Something not too large and very escape-proof|
|Communal:||Yes (provide a larger tank for communal set-ups)|
|Decor:||Cork bark, water dish, cholla|
|Temperature:||26.7° C (80° F)|
|Humidity:||Low to moderate|
|Temperament:||Skittish and quick to run|
|Considerations:||Sneaky and fast, agile climber; not for beginners|
These scorpions came from Arizona. Some of them reproduced in captivity. They do very well communally and I have even tried keeping them in enclosures with other species of bark scorpions, such as C. vitattus.
|Nov. 30, 2002: This is Vittat, my first C. vitattus|
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Centruroides exilicauda (Scorpion Files)