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Scorpions! If you got em, post em!!!

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Nada, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Nada

    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    We asked, and we've received.. So lets get things going
    Opphistothalmus Walbergi - Tri-Color Burrowing Scorpion
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    Hadogenes Troglodytes - Flat Rock Scorpion
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking scorps! I've only ever kept an Emperor, and it died 3 days after i brought it home from the pet shop, never got any others.
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Vaejouis spinigerus, Stripe Tail
    my son caught this one in the science building at school. Saved it from the boot. Tiny little bugger, maybe 1" total length.

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    Just one, little Tanzanian Red Claw. Tanzanian Red Claw 2 170512 Placid.JPG Tanzanian Red Claw 170512 Angry.JPG
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Great scorps guys !!!
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Here's another Flat Rock. This one's large and pissed off lol
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    I like the kinky tail!
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    Flat rocks typically aggressive? any recommendations for a "First" scorpion, thats not an emperor.. :p
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    No, not agressive at all. Thy're defensive, and hide constantly. But they're Huge and my personal favorite scorp.
    As far as good 1st scorps excluding P.Imps. Burrowing (walbergi) Scorps are great , mild venom, good size, same with desert hairys.
    Bark scorps are good too although much smaller.
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    i really like how this Paruroctonus silvestrii looks, but I can't find any info on them, minus a few sting reports... no real care info.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    they're cool scorps. I think they're comparable (looks wise) to a smaller H.Arizonensis.
    I've never kept them, but they come from Ca, so we can figure out theire climate and keep accordingly.
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    Atx13 Well-Known Member

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    I just don't wanna end up with something that can kill me, lol. I've always avoid Scorps for that reason...
    My buddy got a Deathstalker scorp, that was sold to him as something less potent.. he knew what it was, but i'm not that good at identifying scorpions.. my biggest concern with 'em.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    just go for big pincers. Most scorps with big pincers have mild venom.
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    Our native scorpions my part of Ga are Vaejovis carolinianus. Their pincers are relatively small, and have a very mild sting. I have actually rolled over on one in my sleep and was stung several times on my stomach and didn't wake up.
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    They are commonly known as the Southern Devil Scorpion.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    There are a couple scorps with small pincers and mild venom, but there are very few with large pincers and potent venom. The Asian Forest is the only one I can think of right now.
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    Asian forest? Could that be labeled as an Asian Bark? They have one at the pet store..
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    Asian Forest scorps look like Emperors. Asian Barks are small and long. It could be mis-labled but they are different scorps.
    AF - Heterometrus sp
    AB- Lychas Mucronatus
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    Here is my Hadrurus Arizonensis image.jpg
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    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Loves to burrow, intricate tunnels everywhere. Go to bed with packed sand and its all dug out and different in the morning.
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