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JSN

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V. spinigerus sharing the same retreat...


P. trans 4th instar


C. sculpturatus


H. cyaneus



S. mesaensis
 

Mark Newton

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Some cool looking scorps there. Excuse my ignorance, but what genus is this one...S. mesaensis? Thats a very nice looking scorpion, love the uniform sandy colour.
 

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Some cool looking scorps there. Excuse my ignorance, but what genus is this one...S. mesaensis? Thats a very nice looking scorpion, love the uniform sandy colour.
Smeringurus mesaensis aka the Dune scorpion.. They range from California to Arizona
 

Mark Newton

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Smeringurus mesaensis aka the Dune scorpion.. They range from California to Arizona
That name rings a bell...thanks. Couldnt remember it. Very cool looking scorpion, love the uniform desert colours.
 

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That name rings a bell...thanks. Couldnt remember it. Very cool looking scorpion, love the uniform desert colours.
Mark,

that particular specimen is from california, but the ones that come from AZ are so pale and lacking in color, ghost scorpions I've heard old people call them, hahah...
 

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nice S. mesa! I have a AZ one its my fav scorp. Can u post a pic of its enclosure?
Cool pics
 

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I had a S mesaensis for awile (died during premolt I beleive :( ), it was neat when I actually got to see it but most of the time it just stayed in it's burrow, it ate maybe once every 2 months or so, but it was absolutely vicious when disturbed too much, it would go into a threat display with the end of its body and metasoma arched so far forward that you would expect it to flip over {D, and it would run around the enclosure like that for about a minute then run into it's burrow. Been thinking about getting another one lately.
 

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it ate maybe once every 2 months or so, but it was absolutely vicious when disturbed too much, it would go into a threat display with the end of its body and metasoma arched so far forward that you would expect it to flip over
What like this lady from AZ do you mean..;)

 

JSN

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here's an old enclosure pic of the S. mesaensis....and some burrow shots...




 

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what kind of substrate are you using bro? One I use wouldn't hold like that unless I use bentonite.
 

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what kind of substrate are you using bro? One I use wouldn't hold like that unless I use bentonite.
Arizona dirt mixed with some repti sand...but mostly straight up dirt...
 
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