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Have you seen wild scorpions in South Carolina?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Mr. Quick, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    Still nothing. I would really like to get a couple specimens from different locations for my studies, but looks like I may have to drive.
     
  2. gg061443

    gg061443 Arachnopeon

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    Scorpions in Upstate South Carolina (Greer/Greenville)

    I have occasionally found small scorpions in my house. I live in Greer and when the Pest Control people come out one or two can be found dead around the house. I have no idea if they are poisonous or if their bite is powerful. If someone out there knows about these scorpions I wilsh they'd post it on this site.
     
  3. Mr. Quick

    Mr. Quick Arachnosquire

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    It's been a while since I visited Arachnoboards. I was just wondering has anyone seen any scorpions in/near the Florence, Darlington, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillion County areas of South Carolina since...I have been so busy working and its been so hot here lately. I may wait until the Fall or Winter and turn over a few logs and other places and try to locate any. Maybe in a few months, I will be able to get my own place and then I can purchase as many as I want to and won't have to answer to anyone but myself.
     
  4. Mr. Quick

    Mr. Quick Arachnosquire

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    Any findings in any of the above locations?
     
  5. Mr. Quick

    Mr. Quick Arachnosquire

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    Howdy. It's been some time since I last visited the site...


    Any luck?
     
  6. Convivium

    Convivium Arachnopeon

    I found this one around my yard yesterday. I am in Clemson, SC. I was curious as to what species it was. I found this forum and answered my question so I thought I would share a few pictures. Thanks.


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  7. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Vaejovis carolinianus. They should be pretty common around your area. Especially in the forests under downed and rotting trees.
     
  8. makrouse

    makrouse Arachnopeon

    Found this one on Johns Island, SC this morning.
     

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  9. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Centruroides hentzi

    C vittatus can be told apart by the presence of a dark triangle on the front of the prosoma
     
  10. Sihotang79

    Sihotang79 Arachnopeon

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    My brother found this one in his house in lexington last night[​IMG]
     
  11. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Definitely Vaejovis carolinianus. Pretty prevalent across the upstate and and getting further down in the piedmont. Probably more around the area as they seem to congregate as adults.

    Edit - Also to note these guys are not dangerous. Very similar to a bee sting. Can be more of a nuisance than anything unless you are an enthusiast. :)
     
  12. Dawsonray51515

    Dawsonray51515 Arachnopeon

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    Just the other day I caught a wild asain Forest scorpion crossing the path in the woods behind my house an I've caught I've caught the southern devil scorpions out of Holly hill
     
  13. ManfredNC

    ManfredNC Arachnopeon

    Hi, Dawsonray51515,

    I live in NC, and I am considering to hunt scorpions in NC and SC, to breed them. Could you please tell me your location? Are there a lot or a few of scorpions?

    Best wishes,

    Manfred
     
  14. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    Caught a wild Asian forest scorpion where???
     
  15. ManfredNC

    ManfredNC Arachnopeon

    Probably, no wild Asian forest scorpion in both NC and SC. We do have wild species of Vaejovis carolinianus in the two states.

    Any species of scorpion is fine with me.
     
  16. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    For a fact their isn't. Unless somehow someone realised a Captive one into the wild and by some mircale it thrived and lived lol
     
  17. ManfredNC

    ManfredNC Arachnopeon

    Hi, ArachnoDrew,

    Thanks a lot!

    Do you know a location in SC or NC where is good for scorpion hunting?

    Manfred
     
  18. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Upstate SC and western NC are the best places. The further west you go, the better chances you'll have. Areas around Clemson in SC and west of Asheville should be crawling with them.
     
  19. ManfredNC

    ManfredNC Arachnopeon

    Thanks you so much!
     
  20. Jcarter

    Jcarter Arachnopeon

    IMG_0076.JPG Old post I know. But yes,we just found a scorpion on 7/6/17 approx 1.5"-2" long. while doing some palm tree work inside wild Dunes, located on the isle of palms In Charleston SC.

    (Home was located right next to a pond which was connected to the golf course.)
     
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