The Most Common Types of Scorpions in Arizona - hairy scorpion


hairy scorpion - Desert Hairy Scorpion | Utah's Hogle Zoo

Giant desert hairy scorpion stings should be treated like a bee sting. Wash it thoroughly with soap and water to clean the wound. Apply a cold pack to reduce swelling and pain. If you develop symptoms beyond this, contact a medical professional right away. Life Cycle, Habitat & Diet. Giant desert hairy scorpions give birth to live young. The venom of giant hairy scorpions is considered weak to mild, but if you are stung pain and swelling will occur. Care Sheet A ten gallon terrarium or aquarium with an under tank heat pad makes a suitable habitat for the giant hairy scorpion. The substrate should be three to four inches of a mixture of sand and potting soil or Eco-earth.

Hadrurus arizonensis is the popular Arizona giant hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in the United States.Hairy scorpions are just that: hairy. The metasoma and pedipalps are densely covered in setae (hairs). No other American scorpions have such a dense covering of setae on the appendages. Desert hairy scorpion gestation is unusually long - a period of 6 to 12 months. Females give live birth to a large litter of 25 to 35 individuals (average 30). Young are small, white, and vulnerable at birth, and immediately crawl to their mother's back.

The Desert Hairy Scorpion is the largest scorpion in North America. It is not a dangerous scorpion, to humans at least. Unless you are allergic to it, the Desert Hairy Scorpion's venom is pretty much harmless. This species is aggressive though, and will sting readily. The Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus, included in Centruroides exilicauda) is a small light brown scorpion common to the Sonoran Desert in southwest United States and northwestern Mexico. An adult male can reach 8 cm in length (3.14 inches), while a female is slightly smaller, with a maximum length of 7 cm (2.75 inches).Family: Buthidae.