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Centruroides Exilicauda (New additions)

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ArachnoDrew, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Got a couple "Freebees" yesterday, very cool little guys. Super bright little fireballs got a trio going in a small acryclic enclosure. 2 weeks old

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  2. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    These are going to be Centruroides sculpturatus unless they were caught in Baja California. C. exilicauda only occurs on the Baja California peninsula.

    The were separated as two separate species in 2004.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15358055
     
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  3. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    I am very aware of that but according to owner who is a long time owner of a veriety of arizona, new mexico. Scorps, and one other knowledgeable source they both claimed they appear to be true Exilicauda but i however have no way of confirming
     
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  4. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    If that is the case, that's awesome!
     
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  5. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    I really hope they are. I just dont know what physical features would tell them apart so i can iD after a few molts
     
  6. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight

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    Beautiful scorps either way. Im sure someone on here can give an id once they get big enough
     
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  7. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    They ARE little fireballs! They are awesome. Once I'm finished assembling my collection of more coveted/rare items, I want to snap up some of these guys.
     
  8. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    Yea they are cool. Very active. Love the bright color. Hoepfully they stay that way for a while
     
  9. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I had a few C exilicauda way back when that I got from a San Diego hobbyist and they were straight from Baja. Awesome species and I haven't seen any offered in years. If those are true C exilicauda I am excited for you and will want to obtain some. Brandon is 100% right, if they are not from Baja, you have C sculpturatus.
     
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  10. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    Yea ive been doing all kinds of reading. I just wish their was some physical feature that told them apart. Other than locality. It seems i can only take his word for it lol. Unless someone else knows any differences
     
  11. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I hope they are C exilicauda. The fact you got them as freebies is awesome as they just don't seem to surface often for sale/trade.
     
  12. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnosquire

    Very awesome little guys! Didn't know they were so bright as juveniles! Nice to see Centruroides being kept. Definitely hope they are exilicauda!
     
  13. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    I w a n t ! As most of us here has said, I hope they are the real deal!
     
  14. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Nice additions to your growing collection, congrats :)
     
  15. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoangel Active Member

    They're super fun to watch, very active, and have all taken down a roach nymph their own size lol 20170712_172343.jpg
     
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