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Striped Bark Scorpion
Centruroides vittatus

The striped bark scorpion is a native to the American Southwest.  It is a Buthid scorpion closely related to the deadly fattail and deathstalker scorpions of Africa and the Near East.  However, like most other Centruroides, the striped bark scorpion is not known to have medically significant venom.  Like the other Buthids, however, this scorpion is not docile and will sting readily.  This scorpion lives well in colonies, and can be found in the wild living colonially in groups exceeding 25 individuals.  This scorpion is semiarboreal and will appreciate vertical peices of bark in its enclosure.  Maximum lenth is attained at approximatly three inches.  The Striped Bark Scorpion in the wild is a opportunistic predator, feeding on spiders, centipedes, insects, and other scorpions.  In captivity, this scorpion will do well on small locusts and crickets.