Desert Hairy Scorpion

Hadrurus hirsutus

Order:

Husbandry Information

Identification

Cincinnati has used nail polish on roaches and scorpions for individual identification purposes

 

Housing Requirements

 

Diet Requirements

 

Veterinary Concerns

 

Notes on Enrichment & Training

 

Programmatic Information

Transportation

Temperature Guidelines

See: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms from AASAG Newsletter, Dec. 2016

Crating:

 

Tips on Presentation

 

Tips on Handling

 

Potential Messaging

 

Acquisition Information

 

Comments from the Rating System

  • Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: We show all arachnids in a clear box. No one handles them on program. Animal care staff packs them for program staff and volunteers.
  • Zoo America: We don’t hold our scorpions. They do well in observation boxes, though.

Natural History Information

Range and Habitat

 

Physical Description

 

Life Cycle

 

Behavior

 

Threats and Conservation Status

 

Did you know…

 

Photographs

Documents

Any Documents to attach, species spotlights, etc.

Contributors and Citations

  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Maryland Zoo
  • Zoo America