These scorpions awaken at dusk and are active mostly at night, when things are calm outside. During the day, they stay hidden in their deep gallery-filled burrows.
They almost always adopt an arched posture. Before mating, a male and female grasp each other by the pincers and perform an elaborate dance. The male then positions the female over the spermatophore (the sac holding the spermatozoa) so that she can fertilize it. After they are born, the young scorpions stay on the mother’s back, safe from possible predators.