Centruroides gracilis (Florida Bark Scorpion) 🦂
Species- gracilis 🦂
Adult size- 2.5 to 3.5 inches
Growth Rate- fast speed
Lifespan- approx. 3 years
Temperament- aggressive & nervous
Venom Level- 2
(1 = mild, 2 = moderate,
3 = significant, 4 = extreme,
5 = deadly) 🦂
Geographic Range- North America (Florida), Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Cuba (introduced), Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique (introduced), Nicaragua, Panama (introduced), Venezuela (introduced) and South America, Colombia (introduced), Ecuador, Venezuela.
Habitat Type- rainforest/woodland
Habit- arboreal 🦂
Housing- 2.5 to 5 gal terrarium or equivalent sized plastic tub with screen vents for single adult.
Substrate- coconut mulch (Eco Earth) or similar moisture retaining substrate with a small amount of fine desert sand mixed in. 3/4 mulch to 1/4 (or less) sand, sand not necessary and a bark substrate can also work.
Decor- a couple pieces of cork bark for hiding and climbing spots. Vertically arranged is better than horizontally arranged bark for this species.
Temperature- 75° to 85°F
Humidity- 75 to 80%, water dish unnecessary as these scorpions drink droplets from sides of bark and terrarium.
Diet- crickets, cockroaches, and most feeder insects. These scorpions are not timid about eating and will subdue quite large prey with there venom.
Level of Difficulty- expert 🦂
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