Feb 26, 2021 - 04:54 AM
Our Vinegaroons are captive-bred Mastigoproctus giganteus.
They were originally caught in Arizona (the parents), but the offspring being sold are captive bred.
They live up to 10 years and are very slow-growing.
You can differentiate males and females by the underside of the last segment of their abdomen and first leg protuberances:
Whip scorpions live on average 7 years. They grow very slowly, molting 3 times before adulthood at 3 years of age. They are sexually mature after the 4th molt approximately during their 3rd year of age.
Our scorpions have molted at least twice before shipment.
We recommend feeding them small crickets, mealworms, spikes that have turned into flies, red worms, Dubia, and waxworms 3 to 4 times a week. Offer fresh water from a shallow dish. They are nocturnal so feeding in the evening is preferable. You can also lightly mist them with water, they use the whip to collect the moisture and drink it.
You can house them in a Kritter Keeper or aquarium with adequate ventilation. They are not good climbers so wide is better than tall. For substrate, you can use coconut coir, potting soil, etc. with mulch or peat moss added to lend humidity. Keep the bedding a little deep; you'll have a fun time watching them burrow and make tunnels.