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My collection

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by psychofox, May 29, 2009.

  1. MarkG

    MarkG Arachnopeon

    Amazing collection you got there.
  2. saxman146

    saxman146 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I bet someone is looking forward to the returns that they will recieve from breeding that Oranje Morph of P. Villosus. Huh? Huh? Am I right?!:D
  3. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I own both the male and the female, so all of the offspring will be mine:)

  4. saxman146

    saxman146 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Ha Ha. I don't think you understand what I was talking about. I was talking about the $$$. You can't find those specimens anywhere.
  5. ;) I'm turning green with envy. :drool:
  6. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Heh, yeah, I completely misunderstood that one! Well, I'll admit that some extra money will do good on my "scorpion budget":D

  7. TheAssyrian

    TheAssyrian Arachnosquire

    WOW, I am absolutely blown away by the species of Androctonus, Centruroides, and Parabuthus represented by your collection! :drool: :drool: :drool:

    This is natural history museum quality.

    If you have any more scorps by all means post em!

    Any more Uroplectes?
  8. Too bad those species are not readily available in the US or else I would be buying a lot of the ones hes got in his collection.
  9. Spider-Spazz

    Spider-Spazz Arachnobaron

    Nice! How long does it take your scorps to molt? Like between molts. A couple of weeks or months like Tarantulas?
  10. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    How often the scorpions molt depends on many factors. Some species grow very quickly, other slowly. Naturally temps and feeding also play an important role. They also grow quicker at a younger age, and the last few molts can take a while. Under my care, the scorpions generally molt something like this:

    Centruroides spp: A molt every 1-3 months until adulthood. The first few molts happen once a month or even more often. I've had a few species of this genus mature in just a little more than half a year. Rhopalurus spp. has until now grown at roughly the same rate.
    Parabuthus spp: Generally get to 4th instar in a little more than half a year, then starts slowing down. Some species grow quicker than others, but many species in this genus takes up to two years to mature.
    Androctonus spp. is about the same, but seems a little bit quicker in my experience.
    Uroplectes spp. also grow pretty quickly, but I do not have much experience with this genus yet, so I can't say very much here.

    Hope this answers your question:)
  11. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Some new pictures from my collection:

    0.1(?) Rhopalurus bonetti

    Centruroides limbatus, freshly molted

    1.1 Parabuthus villosus orange morph

    TheAssyrian: Thanks a lot for the compliments. I don't have many Uroplectes species yet, but I will take some photos of the ones I've got soon:)
  12. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Some new pictures:

    Centruroides gracilis ca. 5-6th instar.

    Parabuthus liosoma 2nd instar.

    0.1 Parabuthus transvaalicus molting to 4th instar.

    0.1 Parabuthus raudus.

    1.0 Parabuthus villosus 6th instar.

    Same scorpion.

    And same one once again.

    Parabuthus planicauda 4th instar.

    0.1 Uroplectes chubbi, gravid.

    1.0 Rhopalurus bonetti
  13. Animalia

    Animalia Arachnoknight Old Timer

    very very nice collection. im jealous :eek:
  14. Koh_

    Koh_ Arachnoangel Old Timer

    nice pics and collections as always.
    beautiful Parabuthus villosus and Uroplectes chubbi.
    I've been looking for those u.chubbi for a long long time. never seen them in canadian market. Too bad..
  15. While looking at your pics i thought to myself ''this guy has to come from Europe'' haha. Such an awesome variety there! congrats!

    what are your feeding responses in regard to the feeders you use ( B. lateralis vs B. dubia (i think))?
  16. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    Hi Psychofox,

    The first pic of R.bonetti is indeed a female.

    Cheers, Michiel
  17. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for the kind words all of you:)

    Frederick: When the scorpions discover the roaches, they take them equally well. But the thing with dubias is that they don't move around a lot, or even dig themselves into the substrate, and thus it often happens that they stay in the scorpion enclosure for a long time without the scorpion noticing them. Because of this, I prefer the lateralis. If my lateralis colony only was big enough to enable me to feed 200 of them a week, I wouldn't keep dubias:)

    Michiel, thanks. I figured this too. But I was rather confused at first when I got them, because the adult males didn't have the widened metasoma segments that I thought was charachteristic for the entire genus. So I didn't know whether I sexed them correctly or not.
  18. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    Very nice collection . I too am jealous .
  19. lester

    lester Arachnosquire

    Very Impressive collection
  20. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for the compliments.

    A few new pictures:

    0.1 Parabuthus liosoma freshly molted to 3rd instar.

    Parabuthus planicauda freshly molted to 4th instar.

    Same specimen putting a final sting in its first meal after the molt.

    0.1 Parabuthus villosus typical 6th instar.

    0.1 Parabuthus schlechteri freshly molted to 5th instar.

    1.0 Uroplectes triangulifer.

    0.1 Centruroides limbatus 6th instar.
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