Heterometrus spinifer originate from the humid tropical rainforests of Malaysia. This species is often confused with other Heterometrus species! However, the impressive size of up to 17 cm and the blue-black colouration is already a visually visible indication for the classification.
Heterometrus spinifer need a humidity of 70-80% during the day and at night, when the temperature drops to 22-24 °C, it automatically goes up a little. A substrate height of 10 cm not only makes it easier for you to keep the humidity constant, but the animals also like to dig burrows. Forest humus is not only suitable for digging, but it is also ideal for creating a small microclimate in the terrarium. A layer of leaves on top of the humus protects the substrate from drying out quickly and gives the terrarium a natural look.
Heterometrus spinifer are nocturnal and can often be seen chasing prey or digging. It is possible to keep them singly as well as in groups. It does not matter what sex the animals are. It is important that there is at least one hiding place for each animal. The scorpions can be kept in a terrarium with a minimum size of 30 x 30 x 30 cm. A water bowl for drinking must be offered. This is preferably used at night.
If you keep Heterometrus spinifer in groups, offspring are almost unavoidable. As long as the offspring are still on the mother’s back, they should be left there and only when they move away from her back should they be offered a separate terrarium.
Essentials for Heterometrus spinifer!