They are nocturnal, and like small, wet places to sleep. They are small, shiny and black with two pincer claws, called pedipalps.
People often confuse black scorpions with Malaysian forest scorpions and while they are surprisingly similar, they are actually distinct and individual species.
These bugs are awesome because one of their most distinguishing features is how they glow under UV light!
When they are threatened, Asian Forest Scorpions usually use their pedipalp (claws), which is capable of drawing blood, rather than their tail.
India, Indonesia, and Malaysia
Humid subtropical to tropical regions
High protein insects
10 to 14 months
Up to 7 years