- Mar 22, 2003
Okay, I know the subject is a bit misleading, but, I didn't mean handling them directly. I've noticed quite a few of you keep rather hot sp. of scorps, i.e. Parabuthus sp., Androctonus sp., etc. I've heard scorps move very quickly when they intend to sting somebody. If anything, what do you guys do differently when working around them in their cage as opposed to working around Hadogenes, Hadrurus, or Pandinus sp.? Do you house them any differently with safety in mind? I was thinking about the differences in care between hot snakes and non-vens. In working with venomous snakes, responsible keepers have more secure caging, separate rooms for hots, use tools such as hooks, tubes, tongs as much as necessary, among other things. Also, when working with them, the handlers are far more careful than when it comes to handling rat snakes with an attitude. So, I was wondering, because there are a few species quite capable of sending you to the big sleep.