Amazing Baby Scorpion Pictures

We’ve always got baby animals at Northampton Reptile Centre and I know you like looking at the pictures of them!

Whilst feeding the spiders and scorpions the other day it was a lovely surprise to find some babies on the back of our female Long Claw Scorpion.

Scorpions start as excellent mothers to their young. The babies clamber on her back where she’ll carry them around and protect them from any predators. Unfortunately that’s where the maternal instinct ends. As the babies leave the protection of her back she will try to eat them herself!

We’ll monitor the scorpion babies and as soon as they show signs of leaving their mother, we’ll separate them.

Long Claws are a small scorpion species literally reaching only a few centimetres. They make excellent pets for any interested in something a little bit different.

If you have any interesting pictures of your pets we’d love to see them. Please post them on our facebook page and we’ll check them out!

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7 Responses to Amazing Baby Scorpion Pictures

  1. sandra soliman June 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    the baby scorpiens are lovely hope you manage to keep them i would love one but worried it will sting

  2. Gary June 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    They are so tiny. They have just left the security of mothers back now!

  3. harry July 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    is the poison extracted from the tail? i’m gessing yes.

    • Gary July 8, 2009 at 8:23 am #

      No the poison is not extracted. There is no need to and would potentially harm the animal

  4. harry July 7, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    what are worse the claws or sting?
    i would like to have one but my mum and dad wouldn’t.
    What do they eat?

    • Gary July 8, 2009 at 8:24 am #

      Avoid both if I was you, don’t put your scorpion in a position where it feels it needs to use them against you!

  5. harry July 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    ok thanks

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