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U.K. Euscorpius flavicaudis.

m0lsx

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I have been thinking for a while about getting a Scorpion & did look at some at Bedford. But I want a European species & as Euscorpius flavicaudis has been present in the UK for around 200 years, I thought this would be a good starting point.

Looking online I cannot find anyone selling them.
 

Jess S

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I have been thinking for a while about getting a Scorpion & did look at some at Bedford. But I want a European species & as Euscorpius flavicaudis has been present in the UK for around 200 years, I thought this would be a good starting point.

Looking online I cannot find anyone selling them.
What? We got a scorpion species in the UK? Where?
 

m0lsx

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Among other places Sheerness Docks. Isle of Sheppy. They are known to have been there since the 1880's.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/content/articles/2009/07/09/scorpion_sheerness_video_feature.shtml

http://britishspiders.org.uk/bulletin/040203.pdf

Harwich, Portsmouth & Tilbury Docks also allegedly have colonies. But they are smaller & newer ones.

The weirdest colony is, or was, at Ongar Underground Station, where the station manager brought some from a pet shop & then released them & reported them to the BBC.

David Attenborough did a Wildlife on One report about this colony, but it is alledged that they could not find any & used captive Scorpions for the filming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ongar_railway_station
 

m0lsx

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I have one now. I found someone on preloved selling them & brought 2 tiny ones, around 5 mm, for under £15 including postage, via bank transfer.

I thought it was worth the risk to get what I wanted. And it worked out for me..

 
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