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noodle

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Good day to all, i'm a newbie regarding scorpion keeping, please give me advice on what type of scorpion should i purchase/keep according to:

1. low maintainance
2. low humidity
3. non-venomous/low level of venom
5. can be kept on 5galons tank forever
6. fast growing

every suggestions are highly appreciated

tnx
 

~Abyss~

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a Hadogenes paudensis meets 5 of your 6 standards. they are VERY low maintainance they live typicaly in a dry enviroment. Not very poisionous, If your keeping one 5 gallon wouldn't be bad. But they are not fast growning. If your interested I have a sub adult male I'm trying to get rid of.
 

noodle

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a Hadogenes paudensis meets 5 of your 6 standards. they are VERY low maintainance they live typicaly in a dry enviroment. Not very poisionous, If your keeping one 5 gallon wouldn't be bad. But they are not fast growning.
Thanks sir for suggestion
 

JungleGuts

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Good day to all, i'm a newbie regarding scorpion keeping, please give me advice on what type of scorpion should i purchase/keep according to:

1. low maintainance
2. low humidity
3. non-venomous/low level of venom
5. can be kept on 5galons tank forever
6. fast growing

every suggestions are highly appreciated

tnx
S. mesa, there amazingly easy to care for/low humidity, only 2 on the venom scale which isnt anything to worry about, perfect size to live in a 5 gal, and grown on an average rate
 

mrbonzai211

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just your average emperor would be a good starter. they're hardy and mostly non-aggressive. it's usually good to start with something cheap and readily available just in case
 

~Abyss~

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I was going to suggest an emperor too but he wanted something with low humidity. The only other readily available scorp was Hadogenes paudensis. But I also recomend an emp. Very docile and creating a humid enviroment is very easy. I never spray my tank because of the false bottom set up. I even made it so that I can keep crix in there without them dying on me.
 

JungleGuts

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just your average emperor would be a good starter. they're hardy and mostly non-aggressive. it's usually good to start with something cheap and readily available just in case
except he wants low humidity and maintiance....not that emps are high maintance but there higher than alot of desert scorps and deserts have low humidity requirements

alot of desert species will fit into what your looking for
 

Crono

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Hadogenes paucidens (although it is slow growing), Hadrurus arizonensis or H. spadix would fit, maybe some Vaejovids if you would like a colony.
 

~Abyss~

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He he I spelled Hadogenes paucidens wrong. Twice. Stupid copy and paste. Stupid FFS ( fat finger syndrome). :D
 

noodle

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except he wants low humidity and maintiance....not that emps are high maintance but there higher than alot of desert scorps and deserts have low humidity requirements

alot of desert species will fit into what your looking for
sir what specific desert scorps wil do?

Sir's thanks alot again for all suggestion it will be a great help,
 

davidbarber1

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Noodle,
I own H. arizonensis and they are ravenous eaters. The one I have now is about ready to pop. I have her in a medium Critter Keeper with Reptisand and a half piece of small log. No water. Easy to keep. Try one out. They are also the largest species of scorp in the US. Mine is about 3 1/2 inches long. And, they are long-lived. Do watch out for their tendancy to dig. They will always rearrange the enclosure to the way THEY want it.

David
 

Zman16

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The flat rock scorpion would be perfect for you... Is there actually a scorpion with no venom?
 

H. cyaneus

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Zman,

To my knowledge, every scorpion has venom. It just happens that there is more toxins in Windex than there is in Hadogenes sp. venom.

Mike
 

hadrurus 666

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no scorpion is non venomous. If you want a low maintenance scorpion with low humidity requirements and a mild sting i would propose a hadrurus spp. Plus they are active and full of fun when you put a cricket or suitably sized animal in there. However they can be quite aggressive.
 

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communal paucidens?

I have a large unsexed Hadogenes paucidens and I was wondering if I could set up a large communal tank for five or so
 

smartie

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Dr Livingstone - I am assuming that H. paucidens and H. troglodytes are more or less the same in the sense of aggression etc. In that case, i would not attempt a communal setup, believe me, i learned the hard way. I have easy access to many H.trogs, so i decided i would try to keep some together. Two days later i had only one very fat scorp left....

Noodle - I would strongly suggest H.troglodytes or any Hadogenes spp. They are very hardy and long lived (if you get a female. Luckily they are easy to sex), and doesnt require much maintenance or humidity. A dry setup with a waterdish has worked very well for me. They are also not particularly aggressive, and nearly venomless. When handling mine, i am much more worried about getting pinched than getting stung. They also reach nice large sizes
 

~Abyss~

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NO DO NOT KEEP THEM TOGETHER. They will canabalize.
 
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