Desert Scorpion (Urodacus yaschenkoi)

(17 customer reviews)


Sold as unsexed large juvies and sub-adults

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Urodacus yaschenkoi is a large, stout species found on sand dunes in Australia’s deserts.

The fingers of the claws are long and slender, while the tail and body are short. This species also has long legs and often “stilts”, where they rest while holding themselves white high in the air, possibly for thermoregulation. The scorpion is typically a pale yellow colour. In the wild this species constructs very long spiralling burrows in red sand dunes, reaching up to a metre into the ground to reach the water table.

In captivity this species can be kept in slightly moist sandy substrate in a small fully sealed enclosure, replicating the conditions that they experience at the bottom of their burrow in the wild.

This species is incredibly feisty and defensive and will not hesitate to repeatedly attack anything that disturbs them.

Due to their temperament and fast movement speed, this species is not suitable for beginners.

Sold as unsexed large juvies and sub adults

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17 reviews for Desert Scorpion (Urodacus yaschenkoi)

  1. Chris Hall (verified owner)

    Very pretty and extremely cranky

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  2. Michael (verified owner)

    Thanks guys
    Arrived nice and healthy just starting to settle in

  3. Chris Hall (verified owner)

    Very lively and very very defensive

  4. Michael (verified owner)

    These are fantastic and arrived healthy and active! Burrowed same night!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Scorpion has arrived super healthy active, couldn’t be happier. Would always recommend these guys.

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  7. Chris Hall (verified owner)

    I’m extremely happy with my purchase I love the Urodacus yaschenkoi) species very angry and very quick

  8. Rodney Nothdurft (verified owner)

    Love her! So active 🙂

  9. Isaac (verified owner)

    Incredibly good service. Thought has clearly gone in to the packaging of live items. My new little friend appears to be happy and healthy. Can highly recommend using Bug Frenzy

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  11. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Arrived alive and well, love my addition

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  14. Chris Hall (verified owner)

    I love the Desert Scorpion (Urodacus yaschenkoi) spaces they are fast and angry and are a great species I would show a picture but mine has buried itself

  15. Kyle (verified owner)

    Great looking feisty bugger! Very well packed for shipment.

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  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived alive doing great

  17. Harley Brown (verified owner)

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