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

  1. SixShot666

    SixShot666 Arachnodemon

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    The Parabuthus planicauda and Uroplectes pilosus look absolutely AMAZING!!! :eek: I wonder is it even possible to get these species here in the states?!?!? :?
     
  2. SixShot666

    SixShot666 Arachnodemon

    Once again GREAT collection you have there and thank you for uploading these pictures. :D
     
  3. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for the compliments all:D

    I don't think that either P. planicauda or U. pilosus are available in the US. And yes, I do have a wife actually:) She's not particularly happy about the scorpion hobby, but she accepts it:)
     
  4. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince

    Beautiful scorpions. Why is it that the only Parabuthus available in the states are the ugly ones? I had no idea how variable that genus could be.
     
  5. Koh_

    Koh_ Arachnoangel Old Timer

    are you talking about liosoma and transvalicus are ugly ? hope you are not because those are my favorites. i don't think they are ugly at all.
     
  6. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince

    I was being a little tongue in cheek with my comment, but while I don't think transvaalicus and liosoma are ugly species, there are a number of Parabuthus I would rate higher than them. Merely pointing out, as has already been done over and over again, how abysmal the selection is here compared to Europe.
     
  7. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    A few new pictures from the last couple of months:

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    1.0 Parabuths transvaalicus freshly molted to 6th instar.

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    0.1 Parabuthus planicauda fresly molted to 6th instar (adult).

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    Parabuthus villosus black morph mating.

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    Same couple.

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    0.1 Uroplectes chubbi.
     
  8. SixShot666

    SixShot666 Arachnodemon

    The more I see the Parabuthus planicauda the more badly I wish that some of your Parabuthus species were readily available here in the states.
     
  9. tabor

    tabor Arachnoprince Old Timer

    man, this makes me salivate and miss my collection. very nice though man. very nice. reminds me of why i love this hobby :D
     
  10. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Some new pictures:

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    0.1 Nebo whitei

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    Parabuthus planicauda mating

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    0.1 Parabuthus capensis

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    0.1 Parabuthus transvaalicus freshly molted to 7th instar.

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    0.1 Parabuthus mossambicensis (north Mosambique) 5th instar.

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    0.1 Uroplectes fischeri adult
     
  11. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    Hi Psychofox,

    I was reading back in this thread looking at the wonderfull pics.
    The males in all Rhopalurus species have distally widened metasoma's, but the difference is not that big in some species, like in R.bonettii.
    In that species, you can see a lobe-notch combination in the chela, and this is a more easy way to sex them.
    I can send you the following paper if you PM your e-mail, that has pictures that explain this very well.

    Rediscription of R.abudi (Scorpiones:Buthidae), with first description of the male and first record for mainland Hispaniola. Prendini et al 2009 Journal of Arachnology.

    Cheers, Michiel
     
  12. Goon_CH

    Goon_CH Arachnosquire

    wow, the nebo whitei is amazing :clap::clap::clap:
     
  13. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Michiel: Thanks a lot, but I've actually already read this paper:)

    Some Norwegian text on most of the pics this time, but species and sexes should be understandable for all, so I think it'll be fine:D

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    Parabuthus villosus oranje morph.

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    Uroplectes fischeri mating.

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  14. squeshy

    squeshy Arachnopeon

    hehe it's a very nice collection and specially the parabuthus :clap:
     
  15. mma316

    mma316 Arachnosquire

    Scorp collection!

    You possess a very intriguing collection. I find the Parabuthus transvaalicus to be very alluring!:drool:
     
  16. D3AdB0DYMAN

    D3AdB0DYMAN Arachnopeon

    nice collection beautiful scorpions:)
     
  17. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Some new pictures from me:

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    1.1 Uroplectes planimanus

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    1.0 U. planimanus

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    0.1 U. planimanus

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    0.1 Parabuthus capensis

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    0.1 Parabuthus capensis

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    0.1 Parabuthus capensis

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    0.1 Parabuthus villosus black with 1st instars.

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    A bit closer look at the brood.
     
  18. Dessicaria

    Dessicaria Arachnopeon

    USA
    How beautiful they are! I miss my buthids now. I love my great big friendly emperors and my imposing flat-rocks, but I have to say, the buthids were always my favorites.
     
  19. psychofox

    psychofox Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    Uroplectes fischeri black morph

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    Same species with a small brood.

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    And an update on the Parabuthus villosus black morph brood. The young are starting to leave mom's back.
     
  20. NevularScorpion

    NevularScorpion Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    CA
    WOW they are amazing especially the P capensis :drool:
     
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