Today I had captured two scorpions in a canyon (barranca), both belonging to the sampe Diplocentrus sp. I had also taken a little soil, a few dead leaves, and some small pieces of wood from the same location, careful to not disturb the spot too much.
A few days ago I had a glass divider glued into the middle of a 50 x 26 x 30 cm (w x l x h) terrarium. Originally I wanted to keep a Centruroides gracilis in each section, but those scorpions had to wait a little longer now, since the terrarium was going to house the new scorpions.
So I added soil to each section, and put some pieces of wood and dead leaves on top of it. Next I added a small plastic cup to each, filled with some water, and misted both sections a little with a water spray can.
I carefully transferred the first animal from the cup onto my hand. The animal was very ready to pinch anything that came to close, so I had to be careful not to get pinched by those strong scorpion claws, because I was sure that was going to hurt. And when I held my hand in the terrarium, the scorpion slowly walked off my hand, onto the piece of wood. Next I did the same with the second scorpion.
Both animals walked around a bit, looking for a good place to hide. I moved the terrarium into its place. I looked for quite some at the scorpions, they are very beautiful, and their very big claws make them somehow look more dangerous then some of the other species I keep.
In the night we looked at the terrarium, since both scorpions were walking around on the soil and pieces of wood. This behavior is quite different from the other Diplocentrus I have (different species), which prefers to hide most of the time under a rock, even when it's dark.