Hey you guys and gals! I am new here. Yesterday there was a scorpion on my ceiling. My boyfriend got it into a jar, we put Saran Wrap and a rubber band over it, and named him Earl. Earl is chillind out on one of our shelves.
I live in Tempe, Arizona which is in the Phoenix area. I'm originally from the midwest [Chicago area] and had never seen a scorpion before, save for maybe at the zoo or in a pet shop although I honestly don't remember.
I've been doing a bit of reading online about scorpions but can't for the life of me seem to figure out what species my new little friend, Earl is. I was hoping some of you enthusiasts could help me out. ^_^
There is a picture of Earl right here: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/zapjaste/DSC01865.jpg
He is a couple of inches long, oh and I am not even sure if it is a he yet! I might have to rename him/her.
I read that scorpions don't have to eat much and they can slow their metabolism down really low. But then on a scorpions as pets website it said to feed them insects but I assume that website was talking about those huge ass scorpions.
So I would appreciate any help you could give me! And so would Earl. ;) I put a little black insect thingy in there for him today. I found it in the bathroom. Earl doesn't seem to be paying any mind to the bug. Hmm.
Any information on environment, what I should put in his jar, or if I should just let him go. That would make me sad because even though I was initially freaked out, I've grown fond of Earl and have started talking to him. Haha we've only had him less than 24 hours.
Anyway thanks for reading. =D
Oh edited to add: Those white bits in the jar are plaster from the ceiling. Not crack rocks. Haha.