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Need Help Identifying Arizona Scorpion Species

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Cheyenne Exotics, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

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    I have an adult bark scorpion so I'm almost positive that's not what this little guy is. His tail is a little hairy and his claws are a little thick. Not characteristics a bark has, not to mention he is dark and has a unique pattern. However I am no expert so correct me if I'm wrong.
     

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  2. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    like you im not expert either but that looks like a bark to me (i could be very wrong lol). that being said though i absolutley love the setup you have it in looks like where youd see one in the wild great encloser!!!
     
  3. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    well i actually caught the little booger in my backyard, im visiting in arizona right now haha. I really hope its a desert hairy as they are my fav species
     
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  4. Andy00

    Andy00 Arachnosquire

    Could be hoffmannius sp?
     
  5. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    Maybe, the only issue with that is I see no stripes, do you think they will come on after more molts? If I had to guess he's only 2i
     
  6. Johnny Spadix

    Johnny Spadix Arachnoknight

    Hi :)

    Its not from the Family Buthidae. Its not Hadrurus sp.

    I think its from the Family Vaejovidae...maybe Genus Paravaejovis sp. or Vaejovis sp.

    Here is an interesting Site --> http://www.azscorpion.com/index.html
     
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  7. Johnny Spadix

    Johnny Spadix Arachnoknight

    is today Paravaejovis sp.
     
  8. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    It might be stripe tail, ill find out as it matures. Heres a pic of my adult I want to confirm if its a bark
     

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  9. Johnny Spadix

    Johnny Spadix Arachnoknight

    This look like Centruroides sp.

    But the little scorpion from the startpost isnt a baby of this female. Its another Genus!
     
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  10. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    alot of times they do get their markings as they grow.
     
  11. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    that adult has beautiful colors to it. you know how to pick them thats for sure.but that one looks more like a desert hairy again im no expert i own one scorp and its an asian forest species lol. and shes a pissy gal.
     
  12. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    This is definitely not a desert hairy, google pictures and you will see they have massive claws and very hairy tails
     
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  13. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    fair enough like i said im no expert lol.i really like the desert species though and i want one bad but on the east cost they are harder to find in pet shops and they are expensive to ship depending on the species, and i personally only want an arzona bark.
     
  14. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    While Bark scorpions are docile and easy to care for, they are the most lethal scorpion in north america, not only that but lightning fast. I'm not trying to scare you off but you should keep these things in mind. A very similar species from the same area is the stripe tail scorpion. Their venom is mild. Desert hairy scorpions are very large aggressive but have mild venom.
     
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  15. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    yeah i know that they are the most aggressive i always research a bit before i buy i mainly want one just because they are an active scorp. my asian forest made a burrow and i might see her once every 3 months and when i do see her shes very aggressive. infact shes not eaten in almost 5 months i a bit worried. i know they will vast for long periods of time but i feel like this is to long lol. she will grab it like she wants it but she just crushes it and then never touches it again.
     
  16. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    No, they are not aggressive. Like at all. I said they are THE most lethal scorpion in north america
     
  17. THExMETAL666

    THExMETAL666 Arachnopeon

    no i meant my asain is aggressive, if i said the desert was i didnt mean i knew they were the most poisonous. or the most "lethal" which ever way youd like to word it lol
     
  18. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnosquire

    The scorpion in question is not a Centruroides, it looks to be Paravaejovis spinigerus, or something very similar. I cannot tell how old it is, or how many instars you may have left until it is adult. I only have 2i spinigerus right now :) They are tiny!!! (Not as bad as Superstitionia donensis juvies though!)
     
  19. Cheyenne Exotics

    Cheyenne Exotics Arachnopeon

    how is the venom of paravaejovis? I know it isnt bad but compared to the desert hairy and bark where is it at
     
  20. Stenodactylus

    Stenodactylus Arachnosquire

    I try not to get stung whenever possible, haha. I would say, on a scale of 1-5, they'd be 0.5 to 1.5, depending on one's tolerance of venom. Max, level 2. I highly doubt they are anything close to Hadrurus and definitely not anywhere close to Centruroides. Of course, if one is allergic to the venom, the severity of the sting increases dramatically.