This species should only be kept by experienced keepers
- This spcies is one of the largest members of the buthid family, and can be up to 15 cm long (8.5- 15 cm).
- This species is blackish/brown (some colorvariations are possible), with redbrown pincers.
- Pedipals and legs are lighter in color.
- A powerful cauda with numerous redish hairs.
- Small, slender pincers.
- Feed scorplings roach nymphs and adults can fed adult roaches or any other live insect
- Use sand as substrate.
- Temperature 30 degrees celsius.
- LD 50 value for this species is reported to be 4.25 mg/kg.
- Due to it size, this scorpion can inject very large amounts of venom.
- NB! The venom is medically significant.
- NB! This species is able to squirt venom up to one meter away, and venom in the eyes can be very dangerous. Safty glasses is reccomended when dealing with this species.
- The medical significance of this species has been discussed.
- The Zimbabwe study indicates that P. transvaalicusshould be treated as a dangerous species with a potential life-treatning venom.
Parabuthus transvaalicus (South African Fattail/Spitting Scorpion) Scorpling
R200,00 Regular Price