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P transvalicis pic...

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Phillip, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Got a new pic of one of my P transvalicis ( spelling might be off :) )
    Thought the business end showed up nicely in this one.
    enjoy

    Phil
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  2. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    Nice! I just can't get over the size of the sting on these guys. I also can't get over how much they use them. My bicolor will not sting any prey item under a certain size. My P.trans seem to sting even the smallest prey items.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  3. Alonso99

    Alonso99 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Nice Scorp. How venomous are they and how big do they get?
     
  4. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    They aren't the most venomous scorpion on earth, though you don't really want to get stung by them. They also have the ability to spray their venom, which you wouldn't want to get in your eyes or the like.

    They don't get more than about 4.5-5" long, which is still an impressively sized scorpion.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  5. Kugellager

    Kugellager ArachnoJester Arachnosupporter

    Nice scorp...I like the detail on the metasoma...wicked
    ];')
     
  6. AlbinoDragon829

    AlbinoDragon829 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I'll have to get one of those when I am able to make space for scorpions again.
     
  7. AlbinoDragon829

    AlbinoDragon829 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Does anyone have a picture of this?
     
  8. Alonso99

    Alonso99 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    What other Scorps do you have?
     
  9. Phillip

    Phillip Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Other scorps I have...

    I currently have the following. ( Forgive any spelling boo boos as I don't have my page with all of them spelled correctly as I type this. )

    Androctonus australis
    Androctonus bicolor
    Parabuthus transvalicis
    Heteromedrus swammerdami
    Arizona bark scorp ( forgot the Latin )
    Deathstalkers ( L quinquestriatus )
    Tri color hissers
    Yellow dune scorp ( Latin is on Kellys page )
    Emporers
    And a local scorp I haven't ID ed yet

    Phil
     
  10. Alonso99

    Alonso99 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Wow You have Heteromedrus swammerdami, can you post some pics how big are they???
     
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Arachnoprince Old Timer

    only have one...

    It's about an inch long. According to Gearhart they get longer than any other but I'll have to wait a while to see how big bigger is.

    Phil
     
  12. zoobugs

    zoobugs L.D.50 Old Timer

    Originally posted by skinheaddave
    They also have the ability to spray their venom, which you wouldn't want to get in your eyes or the like

    My batch of transvaals have never sprayed, but I have noticed numerous droplets at the telson tip whenever I have to pick them up with tweezers.
     
  13. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    They are apparently quite hesitant to use this as a form of defence (makes sense from an energy investment standpoint). The droplets are interesting. Is it possible that having such an excess of venom has translated into a little "drippage" with use? I'm skeptical, but there has got to be a reason.

    Cheers,
    Dave