Black Rock Scorpion
This is a single unique item. Photos are of actual individual scorpion for sale.
Handle with care: This animal is mildly venomous. Whilst stings generally only cause localised swelling and pain, those allergic to spider and bee venom may have severe reactions. Urodacus manicatus is a lot more docile than desert dwelling urodacus, but will sting if agitated.
Urodacus manicatus is also known as the Black Rock Scorpion. As the name suggests, this species is a dark scorpion that prefers to live under rocks and bark along the south-east coast of Australia. This scorpion will dig under or hide under pieces of rock and bark, where it will wait in ambush for prey.
This scorpion was received as a sexed female Urodacus manicatus that needs to be re-homed.
Tips for Care
- Heat is generally not required, they naturally become less active during winter if kept cool.
- Moist sand/coco fibre mix substrate is recommended. Spray the enclosure to ensure it stays moist.
- Adults scorpions do not need to feed often, check on them to remove and replace dead/left over crickets/roaches.
- This scorpion prefers having a rock or piece of bark to burrow and hide under.
- Scorpions are not short lived pets- some species can live up to 8 years or more.
- Do not house this scorpion with other animals or scorpions.
It is the buyers responsibility to be fully prepared to receive scorpions and care for them to ensure success. If you are unsure or are new to scorpions, there are many resources if you look up this species.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We do not have a care sheet specifically made due to this species not being regular on our store.