Advertisement Hi everybody! Just got my first arachnid today, a Heterometrus longimanus, thought I should finally sign up. The closest thing to a scorpion I've owned was a crayfish, so be warned, I'm a greenhorn that may harass you for your superior knowledge. I call northern California my home and have kept many a reptile in my rather short life. Pray to the great Arachnologist in the sky, to steady my hand and allow Sergeant Zim to die of old age.