Hottentotta hottentotta (Congo Red Alligator Back Scorpion) is one of the few species of scorpions that is “parthenogenetic”, which means the female will give birth even without mating. And even males do ‘pop’ too.
Though it is easy to take care of, it is not an ideal scorpion for newbies. It has a quite potent venom which is 3 in a scale of 5. It’s not enough to be fatal but it’s really not good if you got stung. By the way I use dry substrate (cocopeat NOT sand) for this species.
Last year, I gave my friend Jake a 2nd instar Hh sling (baby scorpion). After some months, it finally grew to its decent size and finally popped some slings.
Now I was given four pieces from its brood. Thanks Jake!
I actually took my own photos of the slings but I’m embarrassed to post the pictures next to Jake’s Nikon D90 shot. *wink*