• Heterometrus laoticus - Vietnam forest scorpion

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Heterometrus laoticus or Vietnam forest scorpion, is a scorpion species found in peaty areas of Vietnam and Laos. They are a communal species, but cannibalism has been known to occur, and if caught, they can be extremely violent even towards their own kind.


They can reach lengths of 12 cm (4.7 in)

Life Span

10-15 years


This scorpions should always be allowed at least 2'' of substrate to give them the opportunity to burrow or dig. We find the best substrate for these scorpions is a soil mix called spider life.

The scorpions vivarium can be decorated with artificial plants for a more natural look.Small natural wood ornaments look very effective and also provide further perches for the scorpion. Trailing plants are very good at disguising electrical wires and equipment, as well as providing cover for young scorpions.

Heating & Lighting

Require a near constant air temperature of 70-75oF. This is best achieved by sticking a heatmat on one side of the glass enclosure. This heatmat is regulated using a thermostat to make sure the temperature stays constant.

As the glass is only being heated on one side this also creates a small temperature gradient within the enclosure allowing the scorpion to warm itself up or move away to cool down.


Should always be available but be careful, they don't swim.


They are carnivorous and have a diet consisting of live insects. The core of the livefood diet should be high in protien and relatively easy to digest. We have found that brown crickets are the most readily accepted, but you can also use black crickets or locusts, cockroaches, and so on.

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Heterometrus laoticus - Vietnam forest scorpion

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