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Rhopalrus anyone?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by RTTB, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

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    Keeping in line with my avid interest in Centruroides and Tityus, I have recently read about Rhopalrus species. I would love to know if they are kept by members here, experiences, and sourcing/available species. Any wisdom/info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Scorpion Luke

    Scorpion Luke Arachnopeon

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    I keep Rhopalurus Junceus and they have an amazing orange color to them and destroy the food :) I bought two scorplings off Scorpionluva a few months ago and they arrived in excellent health and would highly recommend him to anyone. He only had a few left when I ordered but would be worth a check!
     
  3. Pipa

    Pipa Arachnoknight

    It's a fun species to work with if you wanna add alittle color to your collection !!!!
     
  4. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    The vibrant color is a plus for sure. Thanks for the input.
     
  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    Just noticed my spelling error. It's Rhopalurus. All I can say to myself is duh.
     
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  6. TheScorpionMan

    TheScorpionMan Arachnoknight

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    I've kept Rhopalurus junceus and R. Garradoi. Garradoi has a meaner attitude ime. Awesome genus though
     
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  7. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    Well I'm taking the plunge and have 3 R junceus arriving tomorrow. I'm excited.
     
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  8. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    You'll enjoy them :) Great genus to keep and R. junceus is probably the best currently in the hobby.
     
  9. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    I realize this thread is from January, but I just recently received an R.junceus in the mail and I have to echo the statement that they love their food. Hours after unboxing, mine was eating one roach nymph and carrying another, high in the air, while running about, declaring dominion over all feeder insects. Lol
     
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  10. Would love to get into this genus but I'm focusing some other genus' right now though I will definitely grab one when I get the chance some time in the future. :D
     
  11. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    HIGHLY recommend EVERYONE and ANYONE to purchase Rhopalurus through @Scorpionluva

    Anywhere you buy them, chances are he bred them
     
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  12. Hello :)

    Rhopalurus junceus is a very nice species. This scorpion is also important for medic ( escozul )...their venom is important.

    In Germany some breed them, me too!
     
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  13. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Active Member

    @Victor Koney
     
  14. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

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    Yes indeed ive supplied many retaliers with this specie as ive had almost 1000 babies of rhopalurus junceus in the last 4 years. I now have 6 sets of adults so there should be many to go around for a LONG time :)
     
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  15. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

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    R garridoi definitely has a more defensive attitude but R junceus seems to chase its food down better and has a more aggresive attack IME .....but R pintoi takes the cake over both as it is very defensive and attacks prey like no other
    They hiss or stridulate more than Junceus does which is awesome to see + hear :)
     
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  16. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Arachnosquire

    Where can you find R.pintoi? Is it available reasonably often or impossible to find? It reminds me of Tityus and some Centuroides.
     
  17. I agree!

    R. pintoi is rare. I know only one breeder in germany. I didnt have luck with this species. They are difficult.
    R. pintoi is like H. gentili...very aggressive and large...beautiful dark colour with nice structure. Stridulation...yes...much!
     
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  18. Scorpionluva

    Scorpionluva Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

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    I have a group of adult R pintoi and hopefully soon a brood of babies also :)
     
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  19. Great! U have it man :)
     
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