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New enthusiast looking for basic advice.

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by LuckyScorps14, Oct 11, 2019 at 3:42 PM.

  1. LuckyScorps14

    LuckyScorps14 Arachnopeon

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    I became introduced to the AZ Bark scorpion last week. I now am obsessed with preventing Phoenix residents from killing them and become more familiar and understanding of the inverts purpose here. I only have 9 days of experience and research under my belt. Any info would be great and I’m looking to expand my collection every day. I currently have 70+ barkies in my possession. Thank you
     
  2. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Good luck with that

    Exuse me what? You caught all of them?
     
  3. LuckyScorps14

    LuckyScorps14 Arachnopeon

    Yes. I’m currently educating myself to each species here in the desert. I’m heading out to find the desert hairy tonight.
     
  4. NMWAPBT

    NMWAPBT Arachnosquire Active Member

    That's awesome man! I dont think you'll get many people to quit killing them but it's always worth a shot. Keep them similar to the environment that you find them in. Obviously desert species prefer dry hot conditions and tropicals prefer humid n hot. They're not very difficult to keep and are low maintenance. Most people feed once or twice a week. Avoid stings from centruroides sculpturatus I believe that's the only "hotter" scorpion in that area.
     
  5. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Are you planning on keeping all 70? Because that's quite a lot...

    Hit me up with bulk sales if you are planning on selling :hilarious:
     
  6. Mordax8393

    Mordax8393 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    The unfortunate fact is that convincing people not to kill scorpions is borderline impossible (though I reccomend you try, and it will be awesome if you succeed)

    Anyway, pm me and I'll give you some tips on finding scorpions in AZ and which species to look out for (because they are rare/undescribed)
     
  7. LuckyScorps14

    LuckyScorps14 Arachnopeon

    Thanks for the info. It’s a very interesting species. The behavior is radical and obsessive.
     
  8. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

    I'm assuming you are getting them from your neighbors yards. If so, good luck educating your neighbors. Try to explain how many roaches they can eat in a month.