There are roughly 100+ species of scorpions in Australia, however the most commonly kept and sold in pet shops are the following:-
Flinders Range Scorpion
Grows to 100mm
Like most scorpions they are housed similarly
It is preferable to keep scorpions housed in a small glass or plastic terrarium that is well vented and secure, approximately 30 to 60mm in length, and does not need to be very high. They are better kept on their own, unless kept in a large enclosure and supplied with plenty of hiding places (rocks, wood etc).
Black Rock Scorpion
Bit smaller Grows to 50mm
Housing includes the contents like
Substrate for the Black Rock and Flinders Ranges Scorpions needs to be around 100 to 150mm thick (Kritters Crumble is ideal, and we have this in store), and needs to be sprayed with water frequently at one end of the enclosure only so that it does not dry out completely. If the enclosure is too damp, then the scorpion will be in danger of developing a fungal infection
Red Desert Scorpion
Grows to 70mm Good size but a little differently housed
The Red Desert Scorpion requires a dry substrate of red desert sand around 150mm thick and likes to tunnel. Again, only spray one end of the enclosure. Although all scorpions require:-
The best way to supply moisture for a scorpion is to provide a small dish containing a gel such as Gut Load Cricket Drink, or alternatively a dish with a wet cotton wool ball, this is preferable to supplying a small container of water which may leave them in danger of drowning.
Scorpions love crickets just let 1or 2 roam around in the Substrate not too many though as they become annoying to them and especially when shedding. Always have at least 1 in the enclosure all the time.Live crickets with a gut load are the best source of nutrient, and only require to be fed once a week. Any uneaten crickets are best removed at the end of each day, as the crickets sometimes prey on the scorpions, especially during a time when the scorpion has moulted and is at its most vulnerable
It is desirable to keep the scorpion enclosure at a heat level of between 20 – 25 degrees Celsius, especially in the southern parts of Australia where the temperature drop is more extreme, however they can tolerate a low temperature during winter of 5 degrees. If using a heat pad then this should not cover more than 1/3 of their enclosure, and care should be taken to make sure they do not overheat