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wisconsin scorpions?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by T.ass-mephisto, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

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    so after being on the boards for a while now i really like the idea of going invert hunting. my question is i live in millwaukee wisconsin and don't know if any scorpions are native to my area. i know that right know there will be a big fat 0 found.....i don't think most scorps like the temps in the negatives. lol. if anyone knows i would love the help.
     
  2. SCORPIONNOOB

    SCORPIONNOOB Arachnoknight

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    Im right below you here in Iowa. I dont think we have any scorps this far north as much as I wish there were! :wall:
     
  3. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    that blows. we have snakes spiders. i think we even have one native tarantula. but no scorps.........BS man
     
  4. SCORPIONNOOB

    SCORPIONNOOB Arachnoknight

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    I know it sucks the big one... Might just have to bail out of Iowa and move to Arizona. Plenty to pick from there!! :}
     
  5. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    either that or start herp hunting instead cuz there are plenty of snakes to chose from around these states.
     
  6. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    No scorpions over here.

    The closest is southern Illinois.
    And even then it was probably just a lone colony that came from shipping.

    We got mantids though.:D
     
  7. Neuroticax

    Neuroticax Arachnoknight

    Yeah I'm not aware of any scorps here.
     
  8. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    where in WI are you? i'm in milwaukee.
     
  9. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    where would someone go mantid hunting? woods? feilds?
     
  10. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    All the mantids I've found where in the city.
    Like straight concrete.

    Maybe someone hatched them for gardening purposes.
     
  11. cjm1991

    cjm1991 Arachnoprince

    We have a species or 2 in Missouri I believe, but I dont recall coming across any myself. A friend of mine said she has small yellow scorps in her lake house, not to sure where its at but possibly near Lake of the Ozarks. Im sure - temps are to harsh for scorps though :(
     
  12. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    pfft, St.Louis Temps aren't harsh
     
  13. SCORPIONNOOB

    SCORPIONNOOB Arachnoknight

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    Man I catch mantids all over the funeral home in the fall! Snakes all over the place around certain lakes in Iowa. Not fun to catch though... they kinda have an attitude
     
  14. Neuroticax

    Neuroticax Arachnoknight

    Milwaukee, too. :)
     
  15. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    WOO WOO go milwaukee. you should hit up swords and dreams in greenfield thats store is great for supplies and stuff. doesn't get to many inverts but tons of herps. its a reptile rescue he takes in unwanted stuff.
     
  16. Neuroticax

    Neuroticax Arachnoknight

    Never heard of it. I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks.
     
  17. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    think of it this way, there may not be scorpions in milwaukee, but hot dang do you have a lot of beer :D :D :drool:



    John
     
  18. T.ass-mephisto

    T.ass-mephisto Arachnobaron

    thats true never a lack of beer!!! mmmmmmmmmm.........beer.....
     
  19. Kugellager

    Kugellager ArachnoJester Arachnosupporter

    C.vittattus
     
  20. atrox

    atrox Arachnosquire

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    I take about four trips a year to different rattlesnake dens in Southern Illinois. I have flipped logs and rocks for over a decade and never seen or have heard of any scorps.

    I will say you can reliably find them just south of St. Louis. Rocky goat prairies are the ideal habitat there. Happy hunting and good luck.