HABITAT :Emperor scorpions are found in the hot tropical forests and savannas of Africa. Like all scorpions, they like to burrow beneath the soil and can be found under rocks and other debris.
Food:Emperor scorpions feed on almost anything in the wild, including insects, arachnids, mice and lizards. In captivity they are fed crickets, mealworms, woodlice, butterworms, and pinkie mice. The young are fed crushed up pinhead crickets.
Size: 6in/15cm. Adult scorpions can be between 12 and 15 centimetres long.
Life: up to 8 years or some times longer.
Vision:Scorpions can have between six and twelve eyes. Two of the eyes are in the middle of its back. The rest are on the front sides of it's head. Even so, they can't see very well. Instead, they can feel the smallest vibrations of other animals moving in the darkness.
LIGHTING: a light is not necessary. Thay really like dark not light tanks. So have hiding places in the tank.
ENCLOSURE:Any glass aquarium or "Carry-Pal" type containers work well. 5 Emperor Scorpions can comfortably fit into a 10-gallon aquarium. They will do a minimal amount of climbing, but a few branches and rocks situated properly will not only give them a secure hiding place, but will enhance the look enclosure as well.
Sexing: First of all, it is usually only possible to determine the sex of adult scorpions. Juveniles generally look the same for both sexes. Subadults of both sexes usually look like females. Adult males and females can vary in a number of characters. Sometimes the most obvious is the general difference in body shape and size. Males tend to be smaller and thinner, with relatively longer metasoma and pedipalps than females of the same species. Often there is some allometric growth in the pedipalps of the males so that they are larger, longer, or thicker than those of the female. The PECTENS of males are usually longer than those of the female and bear larger and more PECTINAL TEETH. Males of many species have a pair of genital papillae that protrude from beneath the GENITAL OPERCULA. In some species there are additional differences between the sexes in the GENITAL OPERCULUM and BASAL PIECE.