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Larger Types of Scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Terrena Laxamentum, Nov 30, 2017.

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    Hello. I'm relatively new to keeping scorpions. I have a trio of P. imperator, and I was wondering if there are any other types of scorpions with similar builds to them? I'm familiar with the other Pandinus species and the Heterometrus genus, just wondering if there was any others that are similar.
  2. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    I think that Diplocentrus whitei is similar to Pandinus and Heterometrus, but I'm not sure. I'm new to scorpions.
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  3. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

  4. Thanks! That does fit my likings. While I was looking up D. whitei, I found this:


    What species is this? It really tickles my fancy. Is D. whitei available?

    Edit: I like the Opistophthalmus too. Thanks for that link! are any of those available?
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Check out Hadogenes.
  6. Hadogenes are cool, but I personally don't really like the flatness of them. I do kind of like H. troglodytes though.
  7. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    I don't think Diplocentrus gets all that large even though it's in the same family as many larger species, but I could be wrong.
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  8. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Diplocentrus are amazing. D whitei gets fair sized.
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  9. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Hadrurus are very fun to keep, they make burrow systems and then patrol the enclosure at night looking for food, but always return by morning to their burrows.
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  10. darkness975

    darkness975 Brachypelma darknessi Arachnosupporter

    I also cast a vote for Hadrurus arizonensis. While not as massive as Pandinus spp. or Heterometrus spp. they are decently sized in their own right and their tunnel systems can be amazing.
  11. H. arizonensis gets a good size, but it's not "Tanky" enough for my taste. I like a thick, stocky body and large claws. The animal doesn't have to be big, just look big. Sorry if I'm being a pain, I do appreciate everyone's input. :)
  12. darkness975

    darkness975 Brachypelma darknessi Arachnosupporter

  13. Yeah, those look great. Whats the availability of that genus in the hobby?
  14. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Opistophthalmus are available on a lot of dealer"s lists.
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