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Collecting Today in Central Texas

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by lhoy, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. lhoy

    lhoy Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    Hey all,

    It was very sunny and nice (despite a strong wind) so I took my son over the lake near our house to flip some rocks. On the 20th rock or so, we found this centruroides vittatus!!! :clap: Only scorp of the day, but a nice one.

    First pics are en situ, rest are in the new home. Second pic on rock is crappy but at least shows how he was all bundled upside down on the rock before I flipped it.


    Lee Hoy
    Georgetown, TX
     

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  2. lhoy

    lhoy Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Here are pics of his new home:
     

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  3. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Arachnopeon

    Wow thats cool! Very nice pics :clap:
     
  4. Vanan

    Vanan Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Cool find! Looks good in his new home. :)
     
  5. Raan_Jodus

    Raan_Jodus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    ooo im jealous. That is some really nice colour on him. How big is it?

    Hey Vanan, how are yours doing?
     
  6. lhoy

    lhoy Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I would say total length of the Opisthosoma is 1.5". Total length of prosoma and mesosoma together is .75". There are fairly small but the coloring on this one is much better than the pale one I bought at a local shop (which was sold as c. exilicauda).

    Thanks for the positive feedback on the pics.

    I will be heading to Big Bend next May for a week and can't wait to see what all I turn up then. :clap:

    Lee
     
  7. Lochala

    Lochala Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Because I live by a quarry, every piece of debris yields a scorpion when turned over. In the past week, I have found 10 in my room alone. :eek:
     
  8. redhourglass

    redhourglass Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hi !

    Great pictures. It is nice to see a fellow member posting pics of Centruroides vittatus from Texas. :worship:

    I remember your name from the arachnid_world group list earlier this year with inquiring about tarantulas.

    See this thread (arachnoboards) for a similar topic with C. vittatus. Click

    I'd love to get pictures of what you find the Big Bend Region of Texas. I had some old stomping grounds in the Big Bend Ranch State Park in the mid 90s. Now that I live in Amarillo unlike Abilene I doubt I'll get back into the Trans-Pecos this spring. Plans may change though.

    A wonderful area chock full of vaejovids and scorpionids (Diplocentridae now placed in the family Scorpionidae :rolleyes: )

    Seasons Greetings,

    Sinc. Chad :)
     
  9. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    what a fat gorgeous female!
     
  10. Vanan

    Vanan Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hey Raan! Mine are doing fine! Eating better since I increased the temps and both are in premoult now I believe. :)
     
  11. Raan_Jodus

    Raan_Jodus Arachnodemon Old Timer

    nice, hot and humid...mine have been mature for almost a month now. They are kinda tiny still, but it is nice to have them all together in their tank. I'll take some pics when I get back home.

    I'm pretty positive I got 2 males and 2 females..so thats gonna be good. I do wish their colour was as nice as when they were juvies...they got quite bland when mature. Oh well.
     
  12. drapion

    drapion Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I realy love these scorps.I need some