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Centruroides and other "Barks" Qs...

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ThomasH, Jun 24, 2009.

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    So these have got to be my favorite animals of all time and I was wondering about a few things.
    What is the largest nonCentruroides bark scorpion?
    What is the largest Centruroides?
    What is the smallest bark?
    What is the largest amount of sculpturatus/vittatus anyone has kept communally?
    TBH
     
  2. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Damn, what's up with the sudden popularity of centruroides?

    The largest I believe i Centruroides margaritatus, C.Graclilis, or C.Limbatus
    Not sure what the smallest is.
    Smallest I seen are small male C.Hentzi and Vittatus
     
  3. it just like a few months ago desert hairy was the scorpion of choice.;)
     
  4. Kathy

    Kathy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Maybe because I showed up and started populating everyone's home with them and asking a lot of annoying questions! :p
     
  5. i wouldn't say annoying{D

    but who doesn't like free scorpions!
     
  6. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Nah, I actually think it was me.

    When some dude asked which he should get and I recommended C.Vittatus
    I started recommending them like crazy then people got them then they asked questions then it went on.
     
  7. Kathy

    Kathy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    NO, Aztec. It was ME...... ;P
     
  8. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    Okay okay...:8o
     
  9. i think i may have been that dude;)
     
  10. Kathy

    Kathy Arachnoangel Old Timer

    It was all Tom's fault. :razz:
     
  11. Nungunugu

    Nungunugu Arachnosquire

    Out of the 12 Centruroides species I keep. The biggest is C.nigrescens.
    Small ones are C.arctimanus, C.meisei,...
    The biggest non Centuroid could be R.junceus or B.gigas. I don't know any bigger ones.
     
  12. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    isn't it an H. longimanus that has the record for longest? And isn't P. Imp. usually cited as the biggest in terms of mass? Or are tropical scorps excluded here?
     
  13. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    They are not bark scorpions though, the OP was referring specifically to bark scorps.
     
  14. alexi

    alexi Arachnobaron

    ok well not trying to start another rant about how common names are bad/useless etc, but I thought only centruroides species were considered bark scorpions. But no matter that's why common names are bad. :?

    should have figured out that's not the case from the op but oh well sorry.
     
  15. reverendsterlin

    reverendsterlin Arachnoprince Old Timer

    My colony has been as high as 180, but I generally keep it about 120. This is in a 29 gallon tank, the density is high but with several large 'holey' rocks there are plenty of places to hide. That said many of them just spend their time crawling around and over each other.
     
  16. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    No need to apologize, re-reading my response to you made it sound like I was being a dick...that was not my intention, I am sorry.
     
  17. Anthony Straus

    Anthony Straus Arachnobaron

    Got any pics of your set up Reverendsterlin? I would love to see it.
     
  18. Well, in this instance there was no substitute available for the "common name" like there is when refering directly to a distinct animal species. Bark scorpions are defined as Centruroides, Babycurus, Lychas, Tityus, etc. They are usually Buthids and are usually aboreal, they do have varying potencies.
    Thanks to all of whom that responded, I'm sure your information will prove valuable to many and I find it very interesting!
    TBH
     
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