Borneo Forest Scorpion



Borneo Forest Scorpion WC
Heterometrus longimanus
Wild Caught 4-6cm

Sex Unsexed
Age Sub Adult
Suitability Intermediate


The Borneo Forest Scorpion, scientifically known as Heterometrus spinifer, is a remarkable arachnid species found on the island of Borneo. Known for its impressive size and distinctive appearance, it is highly sought after by scorpion enthusiasts and collectors.

Appearance: The Borneo Forest Scorpion is one of the largest scorpion species, with adults reaching lengths of 5 to 6 inches. They have a robust body covered in a dark brown to black exoskeleton. Their powerful pincers (pedipalps) are used for capturing prey and defending themselves, while their segmented tail ends with a venomous stinger.

Habitat: As the name suggests, these scorpions are primarily found in the lush forests of Borneo. They inhabit a wide range of microhabitats within the forest, including leaf litter, tree trunks, and burrows. Borneo’s tropical climate with high humidity levels provides an ideal environment for their survival.

Behavior and Diet: Borneo Forest Scorpions are predominantly nocturnal and spend their days hidden in burrows or crevices. During the night, they become active hunters, feeding on a variety of invertebrates such as insects, spiders, and small arthropods. Their powerful pincers allow them to capture and immobilize their prey before consuming it.



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