Hello there, why not take a few seconds to register on our forums and become part of the community? Just click here.

Albino C. gracilis

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by John Apple, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. fangsalot

    fangsalot Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Advertisement
    WOW!been in PSL for years and ive NEVER seen a scorp of any kind.why am i not seeing them?where exactly have you guys been looking?
     
  2. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    im saying they stand out haha anoles are known to eat them
    yes they are nocturnal ya think hahaha dam man hahaha
    but being light like that they would standout in the natural habbitats
    making them easy to find for preditors thats all im realy saying



    but here ya go hahaha not so 1 of a kind anymore are they

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/52057/bgimage
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/52058/bgimage
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/53041/bgimage
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/53042/bgimage


    albino scorps :liar:
     
  3. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    where have you looked so far there ?
     
  4. John Apple

    John Apple Just a guy Old Timer

    very cool pics...hahah had to there
    Mine are pink as plings and those are yellow...still very cool as adults mine are yellow and those are orange-brown...have to take some new pics
    as far as anoles eating them that has gotta be a very limited thing...there are habitats where these are in that they could hide being any color so I still think your grasping here...what's next.... are the corn snakes eating them cause they are nocturnal haha.vittatus [spelling] is yellow so the anole analogy does not work unless the anoles are digging for them or pealing the bark from trees
     
  5. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    hahahahaha yeah man take some new pics

    im not saying attack of the anoles haha but they are a preditor to scorplings
    even the fire ants are prey for them but corns peeling bark hahaha nut
    with the anoles i was saying they would be targets for things like anoles
    which eat everything .


    anyways
    what are your plans to do with them if you produce more
    are you going to send any for DNA work or anything
    they dont need to be ided
    i think a dna report would be intresting on these then you would know for sure what this oddity is

    but if anything i think its Leucism and not albinism im not saying its impossable
     
  6. John Apple

    John Apple Just a guy Old Timer

    yes A friend at Eastern is gonna do some work for me ...they also have some of the scorplings...neet color morph in any event...selective breeding will prove it out or will not
    Ya know being Florida I bet they are getting consumed by any number of introduced geckos [which are nocturnal]...
    yeah I was crackin on ya with the corn thing
     
  7. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    good good that should be intresting to see the findings
    i would get more pics of them posted

    i had a few C.sculpturatus gertschi pop out some c.s.g.
    and normal c.s. babies a few years back
    and i remember brianS had some Centruroides chiapanensis
    that had popped out some broods with pale babies as well
    then the gracilis in those pics and 1 more not in pics
    but yeah man thats a pretty neat oddity you have all in all
    haha and they are centruroides:D

    hahahaha maybe my c. guanensis group will have "albino" babies hahahah
     
  8. I was just going to bring that up! I had a few, but being a stupid kid, I let them die :/ I'd kill to have the collection I had 3 years ago!

    Normal C. chiapanensis
    [​IMG]

    Light morph
    [​IMG]

    Centruroides are an amazing genus ha!
     
  9. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    jared if i could get my old collection back i would die bro
    i miss all the species i had those days were fun
    im getting them all back;P plus some hahahaha
    3 or 4 years is long enough without them
     
  10. Me too! Sadly, my days of a big collection are kind of short lived. We'll see how college works...

    You better hook me up with those species ;)
     
  11. fangsalot

    fangsalot Arachnobaron Old Timer

    ive lived right off of us1 in 3 differant places.also off of port st lucie blvd.never seen one scorp.
     
  12. telow

    telow Arachnobaron Old Timer

    right near 1 is psl river park there in there
    and in savanna park or behind indian estates
    also a few other spots but i cant think of them off hand
     
  13. bluefrogtat2

    bluefrogtat2 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    mine...
    [​IMG]
    thanks john...
    andy
     
  14. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    USA
    Have any of the light colored ones produced young yet?
    Interested to see if the gene is passed along!
    -Chris
     
  15. John Apple

    John Apple Just a guy Old Timer

    Yes they have.....One large 'albino' female has produced ...being bred to a sibling she has produced a clutch with one normal scorp.[which was odd to me]...the 'albino' males are breeding with the 'het' females and the original mother.......this is an interesting and kinda fun scorpion and has fast become a fave
    I have sent off some and sold some siblings from the colony so maybe someone else will produce
     
  16. lancej

    lancej Arachnolord

    Do you have any updated pics?
     
  17. Lucas339

    Lucas339 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    yes i have been following this for a while. can you post an updated pic of adults.
     
  18. Dave

    Dave Arachnobaron

    I collected about 50 gracilis from a specific local and one adult was a pale brownish uniform color. Beetleman now owns it. Maybe what you have is similar to that.
     
  19. John Apple

    John Apple Just a guy Old Timer

    ummm yeah.....it is genetic...once her 'normal' sib sisters produce it should be neet also
     

    Attached Files:

  20. bluefrogtat2

    bluefrogtat2 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    seems to be albinism to me...lol
    andy
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.