C. vittatus

cheetah13mo

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I've been waiting for this. A couple of my little females are mommas.





 

Brian S

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Looks like a few 1st instars have fallen off. You may need to rescue them
 

cheetah13mo

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Thanks, yeah, I noticed that. After the pics were taken I rounded them up the best I could. One was already dead but the other two got back on mom and are doing ok.
 

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Nice Nice How Much? :p

Whats up with The vanilla Face?
 

cheetah13mo

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No, that's webbing from a tarantula that was in there. It's just temporary houseing untill the little ones are socond instar.
 

cheetah13mo

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The females became gravid last fall. I don't remember exactly but I'm guessing around 7 months or a little more.
 

cheetah13mo

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I don't have more pics to post but I just found 5 more females with a load of kids on each ones back. I'm guessing I've got around 60 babies now. Glad I have stuff ready for this type of thing. It's kicken my butt. lol
 

R.W.

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When keeping C. vittatus specimens, not that I would be handling them, is there pinch anything to worry about?
 

Selenops

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When keeping C. vittatus specimens, not that I would be handling them, is there pinch anything to worry about?
Well they can really get their hooks in ya, I mean scorps in general, even the small scorps can entangle their claws on a finger due to teeth or grab hold an armhair with shocking resistance and strength. But this species has petite claws and can't exert much pressure though their sting can provide plenty of aggravation and mild-moderate pain.
 

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hi there, sorry to revive an oldish thread... I was curious as to what the C. in C.Vittatus stood for. Im trying to look in the gallery for more pictures. Im thinking of getting two of these after im with my P.Imperator for a while. Any thoughts?
 

cheetah13mo

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Hi Skyswifting. The C. stands for Centruroides vittatus. They are a fun species to keep. Good luck.
 

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hi there, sorry to revive an oldish thread... I was curious as to what the C. in C.Vittatus stood for. Im trying to look in the gallery for more pictures. Im thinking of getting two of these after im with my P.Imperator for a while. Any thoughts?
Centruroides vitattus



Buthidae is the board you click on when on the picture board.
 

Selenops

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Hi Skyswifting. The C. stands for Centruroides vittatus. They are a fun species to keep. Good luck.
Ain't they! Probably my favorite native species despite several really cool uncommon scorps in the Western states.

Loads of "personality" and I have been stung by these buggers not very pleasant (hot needle flash) but not agonizing either. General rule don't get stung by any scorpion, get stung too many times and one might develop a sensitivity.
 
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