Scorpions can be found in forest habitats in litter and logs (sometimes in suburban gardens) across Tasmania.
Scorpions live in burrows under leaf litter and can even be found under bark on trees. Habitats with high moisture levels are preferred. For most of summer scorpions are in their burrows.
Females give birth to between 20 and 30 live young and she carries the young on her back for a period of two or more weeks. Scorpions can live for up to 3 years.
The sting of the Forest or Wood Scorpion can cause inflammation and pain for several hours, and medical advice should be sought.