I want to keep orthochirus sp.

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I was wondering if any orthochirus sp are available in the US. They look really cool. Has anyone kept them? What is their venom level? I heard they are also communal, is this true?
 

telow

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they are cool but not very many around realy
they are real small the venom is a 1 or 2 out of 5 so there not realy bad at all
as i remember they are communal as adults
as long as they have enough food they are good

i dont have mine anymore i didnt keep mine together tho
but watch the classifieds or put a wtb in there
 

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stopped keeping them, they grow sooooooooooooooooo slooooooooowwww, yawn........
 

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well then i might just get soooooommmeeeeee aaaaddddduuuuuulllttttttttssssssss tttttthhhhhhhheeeeeeennnnnn :rolleyes:
 

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These cool looking scorpions are so notorious for growing so slowly, I'm curious if they grow as slowly as an Emperor scorpion or, say, a Heterometrus species?

If these two species have about the same rate then I can handle it. Their cuteness make up for it!!
 

telow

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i think they grow a bit slower than either of those haha
but they are cool ill get more again hahaha
 

telow

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southernspiderworks.com but it seems that they are closing or something
they dont have them anymore or any scorps:mad:
 

Michiel

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They are cool, gotta agree to that. I have kept O.s.negebensis and O.fuscipes and their sensory behaviour (the tailwaiving) is interesting, I mean I think it is interesting....Even in Europe you don't see them offered for sale regularly....

Another thing that I see in the EU is "hype following", people buying the newest species everytime, and stop keeping and breeding older species. This is also a factor that makes species dissapear in the hobby.
 

telow

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yeah when i first saw that tail waving it was funny i thought it had a itch or something hahaha

but Michiel is right it is very very true that is why you dont see alot of the stuff that
was around a couple years back people didnt keep it going and they are gone or very little of them
 

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yeah when i first saw that tail waving it was funny i thought it had a itch or something hahaha

but Michiel is right it is very very true that is why you dont see alot of the stuff that
was around a couple years back people didnt keep it going and they are gone or very little of them
Thses guys are so cool. I just got a nice group 2:2 this afternoon. I'll be trying to breed them of coarse. Cross your fingers.
 

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I've always been a big fan of these scorpions, but have never owned any. One day someone will be selling them in Canada...
 

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Thses guys are so cool. I just got a nice group 2:2 this afternoon. I'll be trying to breed them of coarse. Cross your fingers.
What Orthochirus sp did you get? I won't ask where you got them...but someone else might.;)
 

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What Orthochirus sp did you get? I won't ask where you got them...but someone else might.;)
Not sure on the species. Maybe O.innesi. I got them from Alex (TCO) From what I understand a few came into the country as young A biclor. I got a gravid H judaicus sold as A bicolor at the same time.

john
 

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Not sure on the species. Maybe O.innesi. I got them from Alex (TCO) From what I understand a few came into the country as young A biclor. I got a gravid H judaicus sold as A bicolor at the same time.

john
Interesting. Too bad we are only expanding the scorp hobby by mostly mistakes recently.
 

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Not sure on the species. Maybe O.innesi. I got them from Alex (TCO) From what I understand a few came into the country as young A biclor. I got a gravid H judaicus sold as A bicolor at the same time.

john
Orthochirus innesi is definitely possible due to the fact that all those Orthochirus came in on a Egyptian import. Its more likely Orthochirus s negebensis only because the yellow coloration on the legs doesn't extent the length of the legs, but i could be wrong. I hope someone out there can deal with their super slow growth time so i can eventually nab me up a breeding colony.
 

John Bokma

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They are cool, gotta agree to that. I have kept O.s.negebensis and O.fuscipes and their sensory behaviour (the tailwaiving) is interesting, I mean I think it is interesting....Even in Europe you don't see them offered for sale regularly....

Another thing that I see in the EU is "hype following", people buying the newest species everytime, and stop keeping and breeding older species. This is also a factor that makes species dissapear in the hobby.
The tail waiving as in they move the erect tail in some short abrupt "shocks" like signalling? I have a few species here that do that too (vaejovids afaik). More so in juveniles. Maybe it's "Hey, I am a sibling, don't eat me"? Or "Stay away or I eat you".

As for slow growth how slow is slow? I am raising Diplocentrus bereai and out of six, four are still not adult. They were born in July, 2006. So 4.5 years to get adult, maybe a little more. But I love it that they grow slow. That and it being quite a small species.
 
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