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Idaho Scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by olablane, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Greetings, I live about 40 air miles north of Boise. I have lived here all 47 years of my life. In all that time I have only seen 2 scorpions. One when I was a wee one and then another today. I caught it as it was trying to get in my garage. It is about 1.75 inches total length. I am wondering if anyone could tell me what species it may be.The area we live in is dry and rocky and hot in the summer and COLD in the winter. Anyone have any ideas what it is?
    Thanks, Blane
     
  2. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    I didn't know there was scorps in Idaho lol, Potato scorp
     
  3. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    You cant get an ID simply be telling us where you are. Although that is some vital information. Post some pics up and we can help you better.
     
  4. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Scorps in Idaho include:

    Hoffmannius confusus
    Kochius hirsuticauda
    Serradigitus wupatkiensis
    Paruroctonus boreus
    Hadrurus spadix (wow!)
    Anuroctonus phaiodactylus (one of my favorite genus)

    -Eddy
     
  5. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    How come everyone always associates Idaho with potatos? We have so much more to offer, how about cows?!!!!!
     
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  6. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Im not sure I am smart enough to post pictures!!
     
  7. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    WOW I didnt realize we had so many different species. I have always been interested in tarantulas, now I better get interested in scorps. This is the neatest little scorp. Do you suppose it to late to find more?
    Thanks for the info, Blane
     
  8. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Hey hey hey!!!! Happy cows come from California.

    If you say its small that pretty much eliminates H. spadix. Its not that hard to post a picture take it, host in on an image hosting site like photobucket (but i cant see PB from my computer so I reccommend Servimg.com) and it gives you the url code. Copy the code on post it like this on the forum

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  9. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    i shall see if I can get some photos up a little later.
    Thanks, Blane.
     
  10. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    WOW, I didnt realize there were that many species either. And cows, huh, cool, most adds I see about Idaho are about potatos. If I had a cow in Idaho Id name it Spud though.:wicked: Dont worry, everyone thinks all we have are tourists here in Fl. heh....wait a minute, most of what we have are Tourists
     
  11. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Believe it or not but even ol' Idaho gets LOTS of tourists. Must be the potatos and "Spud"!!!
     
  12. CrickyKat

    CrickyKat Arachnopeon

    No joke! And lentils! Up north here we don't even GROW potatoes! We are, however, the lentil capital of the world supplying 1/3 of the world's lentils. None of which americans ever eat. Just like I NEVER get Idaho potatoes because those darned southerners won't share!

    Ola, I'm holding you personally responsible for the lack of Idaho potatoes in my life. No particular reason, just because you're the only south Idahoan I know. {D
     
  13. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    you guys are great, lol, and I love lentil soup
     
  14. Xaranx

    Xaranx Arachnoprince

    It's still a good time to find scorps as long as it isn't getting too cold where you live right now, as in below 50. Below that they will be hibernating.
     
  15. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Might be to late. It has been getting down in the low 30s.
    Thanks
     
  16. IdahoBiteyThing

    IdahoBiteyThing Arachnobaron Old Timer

    and. . .

    Trout. One of the leading producers of trout in the US. And Republicans. Except for Boise, all the Democrats live in Boise. This is gonna get ugly now! I'm pretty jacked to know that we have scorps! I'd be happier if we had native t's, but hey, Utah is only a few hours away, and they have some.

     
  17. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Trout, cows and potatos. What more could a state want?! Whats a Republican?! We have them in Idaho? Well I may be off to look for more scorps tomorrow nite if it doesnt rain. Wish me luck.
     
  18. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    OK, Here this little guy is. Does anyone have any ideas as to species?
    [​IMG]
     
  19. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    Hmmmm... I think it is some kind of vaejovid.

    or mabye Smeringurus mesaensis.

    or mabye a Hadruruoides spp.
     
  20. Vidaro

    Vidaro Arachnobaron Old Timer

    im sure that helped:p