Lychas mucronatus (Fabricius, 1798) aka the Chinese Swimming Scorpion is a quite wide-spread species of scorpion. The known area of distribution spans India, China, Japan, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Indonesian islands including the Philippines.
The sexes of this species are easily distinguished. In adult specimen this can be done by looking at the chalae and mani. The fingers of the male's chalae are arched, which produces an clearance between the fingers. In females this clearance is not present. Furthermore, the female's mani are a little smaller. In addition, the females are bulkier in their build than the slender males.
As a bark-living scorpion they will avoid the ground and instead favor bark, that is used for climbing and hiding. The container should therefore contain several upright pieces of bark to offer a bigger walking area and several niches for hiding in.
Lychas mucronatus is mainly nocturnal, but shows ifself during day more frequently compared to other species. Aggression inside groups is small to nonexistent. Adult specimen can be kept in groups without a problem (they even share hideouts and sit next or on top of each other), in juvenile specimen one should account for cannibalism.
Scorpions usually sell by instar, a developmental stage between each moult.
However for pricing convenience, this is a personal GENERAL guideline.
- Scorpling: i2 to i3
- Juvenile: i3 to i4
- Sub-adult: i4 to i5
- Adult: i5 and above
- Price above are website exclusive only.
- Dwarf / Tiny / Arboreal species are not entitled for LAG in sling and juvie stages.
- Fragile species are not entitled for LAG in all stages.
- Female in all sizes are charged double of listed price.
- All specimen availability is based on first come first-served, while stocks last basis.
- #OOS: Out of Stock
- #NFS: Not for Sale
- #PRE: Pre-Order
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