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Scorpion Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by fusion121, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. JoshBC

    JoshBC Arachnosquire

    Androctonus Australis Hector 4i Male Screenshot_2017-01-11-19-28-54.png
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  2. My old emperor scorpion. I named him Vladimir Scorpiano. Sadly he was already past his final molt when I bought him. Still had a good 2 years with him. He was my first step in conquering my arachnophobia. Interesting enough though I found a scorpion to be a bit less creepy than a spider/tarantula for some reason. Lol. I ended up preserving him in clear epoxy resin. He resides on my desk in a small wood/glass display case. :) IMG_20111015_123833.jpg
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  3. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight Active Member

    Vlad was/is sure a handsome boy!
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  4. david booth

    david booth Arachnosquire Active Member

    So I've finally got my tank set up just how I want it. With my first scorps, I have two H.spinifers. don't know what instar they're at and they seem really happy, feeding and exploring, Any advice/criticism would be great.

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  5. DeeeeD

    DeeeeD Arachnopeon

  6. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    If you are going to handle (not recommended) please at least do it safely over a soft surface close to the bottom to minimize the distance if it were to fall. The biggest risk though is if it gets spooked and stings which would be a surprise and result in it getting flung.
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  7. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    Scorp hiding1.jpg Scorp home3.jpg

    Malaysian Forest scorpion: my first one.

    There's some issues I already mentioned, but she seems OK at the moment. Please offer any advice possible.
  8. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    I would recommend more substrate they're borrowers.
  9. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    It's only a 3 gallon enclosure. Any more substrate and she could just reach up and grab the screen on top of the cage.
  10. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Nothing wrong with her bring able to reach the lid and crawl around it's the space between the lid and the substrate you want to reduce so she won't really fall and hurt herself one or the other.

    Either make it so it can't reach at all and will spend all day trying or just make it so where there's enough sub so when she does come down it's an easy get down or very easy stumble
  11. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    They get noisey on those lids tho lol mine use to keep me up at night sometimes on the metal mesh
  12. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    It would drive the cat insane.

    Currently, she's outside in a critter keeper slowly chilling out to 50 degrees. In 45 minutes, it'll be over!! She did move slightly in the cage towards the light coming in from inside. It's 1am outside right now.

    1;46 am, the temperature dropped successfully to 50 degrees. The scorp is still moving much to my surprise, but easy to pick up by the tail. Every motion is 10 times slower then normal. Heck, I probably could've cooled her down to 45 or 40 degrees without a problem, but I have no regret about the proper temperature.

    By 1;50am, I'm done removing it. It was indeed wrapped around the leg and in the mouth. I had to hold her upside down by the tail one segment above the stinger. I had to pull it around, forward and downward towards the belly. As I removed it, her legs all went straight forward and allowed me to get it from her mouth--clever girl--and cleanly remove it. The object was indeed some sort of catgut like string with a broken small knot on the end which was obviously man-made. Nature doesn't tie knots like fish hooks!!

    She sluggishly went on to one of her driftwood pieces opposite from the side heater on the cage, which was unplugged. She moved under her own power. I bring the cage to the scorp, not the other way around. I'm sure that foreign object was causing her to suffer horribly. Imagine a piece of chain tightly wrapped around your arm and jammed under your jawbone!! After removing it, she stopped wiggling and was happy to just hang around by the tail !!

    People can be such cruel bastards!!

    If she chooses not to eat, I know that is just the normal fasting behavior, not caused by some cruel person's practical joke!!
  13. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

  14. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter


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  15. scorps

    scorps Arachnosquire

    Gravid Vaejovis Carolinianus.

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  16. Flexzone

    Flexzone Arachnodemon

    Hottentotta Franzwerneri
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  17. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Hottentotta Jayakari

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  18. CALovett

    CALovett Arachnopeon

    Is that color a result of the juvie instar? Do they lose the dark spots when they molt out?

    Also, where'd you get your A. australis? I've wanted one for ages!

    Attached is a pic of my old L. quinquestriatus, who age has since taken from me.

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  19. JoshBC

    JoshBC Arachnosquire

    Nope, they look like that for life. He's 5i now, I'll add a recent pic. I got him from a fellow Canadian on here named @Koh_ Hope you get one yourself they're feisty. :)

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  20. alex346

    alex346 Arachnopeon

    Dinner time for my scorpions

    My female Heterometrus petersii feeding on a large dubia

    My subadult Centruroides gracilis (from @spiderdude88) feeding on a mid size dubia
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