If you could only have five ...

Prymal

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Oliver,

Agreed. It's a bit sad really when you know that many of the Hadogenes and Opistophthalmus spp. have such limited distributions in RSA and other regions (e.g. Namibia) and due to the activities of man (i.e. quarrying, urban expansion, etc.) and RSA's strict enforcement of its wildlife laws, that several of these magnificent animals may not be around in another 10 years.
Would be nice to see the wildlife agencies and hobbyists in RSA working together to create a selective harvest and breeding program that would benefit the scorps and the effort involved. In time, this program would make it possible for such a group to offer a limited number of cb offspring for sale per annum to enthusiasts in America, Europe and other countries, with monies from sales going to support continued breeding efforts or to breed other threatened scorpion species in Southern Africa. Of course, it's all a dream!
 

Prymal

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One possible "good thing" about this thread is that it will afford any dealers and breeders reading the various posts insights into where the common demands are in regards to the various scorpion species listed in the previous posts. Now, if they get some of the species and offer them at "reasonable" prices, we'd all be set! LOL
 

Scorpfanatic

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fusion121 said:
Yes it a spectacular species, that and O. longicauda are two species I'd love to have. The limited ranges of both means that its going to be unlikely that either of these species will enter the hobby anytime soon.
can some one post a pic ofthe scorp??? i can find ition the weB!!! really int to see wta its like!
 

CopperInMyVeins

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Wow, looks like P. transvaalicus has made the majority of the lists here, so then...

Parabuthus transvaalicus
Parabuthus villosus
Opistophthalmus gigas
Androctonus mauritanicus
Hadogenes troglodytes
 

Vincent

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Hottentotta socotrensis
Hottentotta schach
Hottentotta saulcyi
Hottentotta alticola
Lychas obsti
 

Mega

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Androctonus australis(Kill you in on time lol)
Liocheles australasiae(Self reproduction)
Heterometrus longimanus(I love their long hands)
Pandinus imperator(Biggest)
Scorpio maurus(cute)
 

unicron

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my top five

Babycurus jacksoni
Hadogenes paucidens
Hottentotta trilineatus
Vaejovis spinigerus
Androctonus australis
 

SOAD

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Tityus neglectus
Tityus costatus
Tityus silvestris
Rhopalurus guanambiensis
Rhopalurus rochai
 

PIter

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Hottentotta jayakari salei
Hottentotta caboverdensis
Hottentotta franswerneri gentili
Hadogenes paudicens
Vaejovis spinigerus
 

Gigas

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Heterometrus swammerdami (amazing chela)
Troglorhopalurus translucidus (wierdest scorp i've seen!)
Centruroides nigriscens (all black and its centruroides!)
Androctonus australis (Thick juicy tail!)
Opistophthalmus karrooensis :)drool:)
 

Michiel

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Tityus paraensis
Babycurus gigas
Odonturus dentatus cozijni
Tityus bastosi
Babycurus multisubaculeatus
 

errit

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Parabuthus namibiensis. (love the coloration)
parabuthus leiosoma
Centruroides Suffusus.
Hotentotta franzwerneri
Androctonus crassicauda

but this is now. maybe in a week or so, my list would be different.
 

G. Carnell

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odd how our wants change so easily!

my new list:
H.swammerdami
H.longimanus
Chaerilus rectimanus
Chaerilus truncatus
Euscorpiops sp.
 

Arachno Kid

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Here is mine



1 Alacran tartarus ( they are just plain awsome)
2 Heterometrus swammerdami ( BIG)
3 Androctonus australis ( very scary)
4 Scorpio maurus fuscus ( sweet)
5 Iurus dufoureius dufoureius ( cute)


(Photos can be seen at) www.ub.ntnu.no/scorpion-files/gallery.php
 
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musihuto

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ones i have:
h. franzwerneri
b. jacksoni

ones i don't
t. obtusus
h. jayakari
a. bicolor

- munis
 

jojobear

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% is the perfect number for me because currently I have a self-inflicted limit of 5 species of scorps. My 5 choices* as of 10/26/06 @ 2:16pm EST are:

1. Rhopalurus junceus (best looking scorp IMO)
2. Opistophthalmus wahlbergii (cute with a BIG attitude)
3. Babycurus jacksoni
4. Pandinus imperator (just for size)
5. ???

I still need to decide on the 5th species maybe Scorpio maurus meybe something else.

*This list is subject to change without any previous warning.
 

JSN

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Here we go...

1. Smeringus vachoni vachoni
2. Hadrurus arizonensis (got it)
3. Androctonus australis (got it)
4. Androctonus crassicauda
5. Tityus paraensis (sp?)

I'm actually relatively content with my collection now...but y'know...always room for more...
 

sick4x4

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heres the dream five!!!!!:clap: :worship:

1] Apistobuthus pterygooercus
2] Tityus paraensis
3] Rhopalurus junceus
4] Androctonus mauritanicus
5] Tityus melanosticus
 

twirl and kill

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only five......hmmmmmmm....




androctonus bicolor
androctonus australis
hadrurus charcasus
vaejovis spinigerus
centruroides exilicauda
 

SOAD

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Tityus paraensis
Babycurus gigas
Odonturus dentatus cozijni
Tityus bastosi
Babycurus multisubaculeatus
Michiel and where in the hell can i find pictures of Babycurus multisubaculeatus and Odonturus dentatus cozijni ????????????

an errit where did you saw C.suffusus?
 
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