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

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

  1. TJB13

    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Here's a closer picture image.jpg
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Very nice! How long have you had her?
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    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    About a year, just under. I like this desert species. All my other scorpions are emperors. I haven't seen my giant desert hairy in a while. Hides a lot and every once in a while I see it cruising around in the morning.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Awesome Hairy. I love the species. I'd haveone for sure if not for the fact that I can walk outside and see them in the wild. Such a cool scorp.
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    FYI researching scorpion keeping....any tips that vary from commonly found care online would be appreciated. :)
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    what species are you hoping to keep?
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Large, showy, not gonna kill me ones. Primarily looking and reading up on Emperor's, since I was so taken with them at the expo. I am totally open to suggestions. You haven't led me wrong yet. :)
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    P.Imps(emperor) are Great scorps. They're a tropical sp, that will burrow if given the chance. They are communal, but do best in smaller groups. They're voracious eaters, and seldom sting, their pincers are deceptively strong though.
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    Any others I should look out for?
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Desert hairys, are great scorps, as are brk scorps, and my personal favorite; Flat Rocks.
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Do you have the scientific names handy?
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Do these guys like to burrow?
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    H.Arizonensis,B.Jacksoni,HTroglodytes or Paucidens.
    the arizonensis burro, tghe rest just hide.
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    Awesome. I will be reading up on these guys. :) Thanks.
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    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    I haven't ever tried breeding desert hairy species. I have read that they are extremely difficult to raise in captivity. In the wild they can have 6 foot deep burrows for accurate temperature and humidity requirements. Of course that's not the case in a terrarium. Has anyone done this or attempted it before? I'm very interested about it.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    I haven't bred any scorps aside from P.Imps.
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    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Yeah like you said you see the desert hairy when you go outside. I believe most of them here in Canada are wild caught. Would be cool to try breeding them. Just nervous about it if its caused people trouble before.
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    Nada Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have a friend who has done well with scorpions in the past, I'll see if he has any Experience with Arizonensis next time I see him; and I'll get back to you.
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    TJB13 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Excellent, thank you
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    Pawandinverts Active Member 3 Year Member

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    I never really kept scorpions, always Ts.:(