Is there a good "Display" species?

ophiophagus

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I've been keeping T's and centipedes for around 15 years and I've for some reason or another never really kept any scorpions. Other than a few emperors that someone gave me. I was just wondering if there are any species that make good display specimens? What I mean is are there any that are more active or less prone to hiding a lot or if there are any that are diurnal? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Venom

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Maybe...Babycurus jacksoni, Centruroides gracilis, or Hadogenes troglodytes.
 

AzJohn

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The ones mentioned seem to be out more than some. I'd also add Rhopalurus junceus.
 

Jorpion

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... . I'd also add Rhopalurus junceus.
I second that! Mine are always scurrying about during the day. Not to mention that they are one of the most vibrantly colorful scorpions you'll find.

Centruroides sculturatus are quite active during the day - well, at least my colony of about 100 has been.
 

Hentzi

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I find my Vaejovis Spinringurus is a good display scorpion
 

Michiel

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Hottentotta trilineatus and Parabuthus villosus are also regularly active during the daytime, but are Buthids and medium to highly venomous.....
 

oogie boogie

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I find my Vaejovis Spinringurus is a good display scorpion
+1

I find these vaejovis sp one of the most if not the most active scorps around.

I might also suggest if you are willing to take it to the next level

Hottentotta Hottentotta
Hottentotta Judaicus
Parabuthus Transvaalicus

They often come out of their hides. Probably not as active as the Vaejovis but they have a bit of tolerance with regards to disturbance. They dont seem to get bothered by a little tap on the tank. :D
 

tarsier

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Vaejovis spinigerus, R. junceus and most Centruroides IME.
 
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