If you could only have five ...

skinheaddave

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This seems a popular thread in the T forum, so I thought I might try it here. If you could only have five scorpions, what would they be?

Mine would be, in no particular order:

1] Liocheles australensis
2] Parabuthis transvaalicus
3] Heterometrus spinifer
4] Centruroides gracilis
5] Tityus serrulatus

So if anyone has a lead on L.australensis or T.serrulatus, I'd be happy to hear them. :)

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Dave
 

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Ok Dave, some of theses are unrealistic but they would still be nice to have. I put those at the bottom. These are in no particular order.

1)Anuroctonus phaiodactylus
2)Masobuthus martensii
3)Heterometrus spinifer
4)Centruroides vittatus
5)Hadrurus spadix

The ones below are the unrealistic ones.

Centruroides margaritatus (Costa Rican color phase)
Didymocentrus krausi
Tityus ocelote


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I personally have never seen any of those for sale and think Costa Rica may not allow collecting...don't quote me on that. I have heard that C. margritatas is available but it is not the color phase from Costa Rica. C.margaritatus in supposedly not that hot at all.

I too think the coloration on them is awsome.

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skinheaddave

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I agree -- those are some stunning scorps. Personaly the Tityus is my favourite. Actualy, if you want to talk unrealistic (or at least of the type you have to go out and get yourself, as opposed to ordering from a list), I have always wanted one of the cave-dwelling scorpions from Mexico. I would look up the species name, except I just had a hard night at work and don't feel like walking over to my bookshelf. Anyhow, the're effectively blind and pretty transluscent.

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I know which one you are talking about...I'd seen and article w/pics on it somewhere...I think it is even some type of Centruroides...very small from what I recall....boy would I love to take a collecting trip to central america sometime...I wonder how hard it is to gat all the paperwork?

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Okay, I'm a moron. Had I been on top of things, I would have remembered that it is not a species but an entire family. Superstitionidae

As for collecting in South/Central America, it is my understanding that it is pretty hard to arrange. Unlike much of the rest of the world, where a little bribe will get you past most things, the SA and CA countries seem to strictly enforce their beurocracy. Ultimatley, that's probably a good thing for a lot of species.

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I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a "wish list" or a "favorites" list. I'm taking the "favorites" route, all of these I keep or have kept:

1. Centruroides gracilis- biggest of the Cetruroides, do well in big groups.

2. Parbuthus transvvalicus- definately my favorite "hot" scorpion. The best illustration of the big sting/little claw thing!

3. Hadrurus (any sp.)- Active burrowers. I love the way they kick the substrate beween their legs. They look like dogs digging!

4. Vaejovis spinigerus- Nifty, stocky little guys.

5. Pandinus imperator- Yes, very common, everyone has them, but they're still way cool. Easy to breed and rear, and adults are often docile.

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I think we need to forward all of our lists to Santa Claus...or should that be Satan Claws.....Hmmm

;P

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skinheaddave

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Originally posted by Kugellager
...or should that be Satan Claws.....Hmmm
Scott? Do you think if we sent him lists, he would buy us all inverts?

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Kugellager

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Dave does he have an open connection to it or something??

:rolleyes:

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skinheaddave

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Thanks Scott. Not that it will do me any good. Too bad to be on Santa Clause's good list and not quite bad enough to appease Satan Clause.

Cheers,
Dave

P.S. Of course he does, John. Scott knows everyone.
 

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Mine would be

B.Jacksoni
H.Spandix
V.Spinigerus
O.Walberghi
C.Vittatus
or
5 B.Jacksoni's
 

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Mine would be...

Parabuthus transvaalicus
Hadrurus arizonensis
Androctonus australis
Androctonus bicolor
Androctonus mauritanicus
 

TheNothing

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at least this is a good thread to dig up from the past!

-Diplocentrus diablo
-D. peloncillensis
-Centruroides guanensis
-C. noxius
-Hadrurus obscurus
 

Prymal

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Easy-

1) Anuroctonus phaiodactylus
2) Diplocentrus diablo
3) Diplocentrus whitei
4) Mesobuthus tamulus
5) Euscorpius germanus

Luc
 

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in no particular order

1. Androctonus australis hector
2. Parabuthus villosus
3. Centruroides limbatus
4. Apistobuthus pterygocercus
5. Tityus paraensis

Of these I have only one.
 

brigebane

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Wow, five definitely narrows it down.

A. mauritanicus
A. australis
T. falconensis
P. transvaalicus
H. spadix
 

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Hadrurus arizonensis - active, powerful and aggressive scorps

Parabuthus transvaalicus - huge buthid, very impressive (& sombre) looking

Babycurus jacksoni - beautiful appearance, eye catching

Androctunus bicolor - I hear they are fast and aggressive

Androctonus australis - another large buthid with a huge metasoma, impressive
 
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