They originate from South Africa. H. paucidens
are the longest scorpions in the world, including
their tail. This is one of the most laid back scorpions.
They tend to prefer to pinch over stinging. In the
rare case if one would get stun, its very mild,
similar to that of a bee sting. It is best to make
a larger enclosure for them and let them grow into
it, other then upgrading as they grow. They tend
to stress put very easily and will stop eating for
up to two month, and occasionally even starve them
selves to death. It is helpful to hand feed them
if this does happen. Just simply take a cricket
or a king worm, cut off its head and carefully with
out spooking the scorpion bring the opened part
to its mouth. The hairs on it mandibles will recognise
that it is eatable and start eating. It may take
up to a few minutes for them to grub the food with
They are very easy to sex: males have much
longer tails then females.
Diet: Crickets, Butter Worms, and other grubs.
Appears to be an adult male.