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Keeping 2 H. Petersii in same enclosure

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by flyers90, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. flyers90

    flyers90 Arachnopeon

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    How big of an enclosure should you have to keep 2 Heterometrus Petersii together?

    Is a 30*30*30cm (12"*12"*12") to small?

    Does it matter if it is a 1.1 you have or a 0.2?
     
  2. FatherOfScorpions

    FatherOfScorpions Arachnoknight

    I'd say that's too small, but it really depends on the size/instar of your scorpions... a 10 gallon enclosure with multiple hides can house 2 adults just fine.
     
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  3. flyers90

    flyers90 Arachnopeon

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    Can you say it in inches or cm instead....
    10 gallons doesn't tell me much. =)
     
  4. CWilson1351

    CWilson1351 Arachnobaron

    The most common brand of 10 gallon aquarium I've seen lists the measurements at 20.25" x 10.5" x 12.6" (52.07cm x 26.67cm x 32cm) those are length - width - height
    Like @FatherOfScorpions said, it does really depend on the age and size of the scorpions.
     
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  5. flyers90

    flyers90 Arachnopeon

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    I'm talking about adult scorpions that are around 10-12cm.

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
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  6. I'm sorry to say, but those animals will kill each other if placed together. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule, but I've only seen them together if they were raised as slings together. Just a friendly warning. :)
     
  7. flyers90

    flyers90 Arachnopeon

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    No worries. I'm not gonna put another scorpion in there. =)
    Just wanted to make sure about the enclosure size first.
     
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  8. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    I have housed many specimens together over the years both related and unrelated rarely had issues.
     
  9. flyers90

    flyers90 Arachnopeon

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    How big have your enclosures been?
     
  10. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I have a small communal of three that have been doing well for the last few months. Just juvis right now. They were split up for nearly a year in separate cages.
     
  11. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    Usually big enough, with multiple hides, when low on space I would sometimes use enclosures that were probably too small for communales but again they were well fed and even the ones that might not have been usually were okay. I have had a few casualties over the years but I think everybody has.

    Don't misunderstand, a communal is always a risk, but, these species tend to fare much better than most. Same with Centruroides spp.