Rusty Red Tail ?

james41777

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Hello, this is my first post in the section :)
I've kept tarantulas for a while, and was thinking of buying a scorpion from a local pet shop I frequently go to.
They have 3 scorpions called "Rusty Red Tail Scorpion," and they are about half an inch big.
Does anyone have any idea what their scientific name is? and if so, any info about them would be great.
Oh by the way I've kept one azn forest scorpion before.
Thank you.
 

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Babycurus jacksoni is the scientific name. any other questions just ask :D if you use the search function ans search Babycurus jacksoni you will find info on them for sure.. and photos.
 

ragnew

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Hmmm, wonder if that'd be another common name for a Babycurus Jacksoni? I've seen them called Red Bark Scorpions, Rusty Thick-Tails, and Red Thick-Tails.

Not 100% sure though, but I'm sure we'll find out before long.

EDIT : Yep, we found out, lol.
 

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in canada, thick tail is described as Parabuthus leisoma, just guess, hope this help u out!!!!
 

james41777

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Thank you all for all the info!
And yes, mr.arachnophilist they are from pet boutique!
 

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then I hope you enjoy my scorpions :D I think you will really like these ones! They are already more than capable of killing an adult cricket at that size.
 
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zilch

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darn! i wish scorpions would be easily available from where i am.
 

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All parabuthus are generally dubbed thicktails, similarly, androctonus are dubbed fat tails.
 

musihuto

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but i don't think there are any androctonus or parabuthus species that are RED, are there? ;)

cheers! :D
- munis
 

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:razz: I've not the slighest clue, just figured I'd clear that up.
 

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opkay so everyone is clear the are Babycurus jacksoni. I sold them to the petstore and he bought them from the petstore. there is actually a pic of the three of them eating in my pic thread. :D just a case of petstores makin up names lol
 

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I've searched about this scorpion and have decided to get one ASAP!
I've read that they are unpredictable, fast (?), and can climb.
should i use sand or peat as substrate?
is there any other important stuff I should know before I make the purchase?
Thank you again,
 

musihuto

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moderate to high humidity...
back in the day before i started buying INVERTE-MIX from NEXT YEAR REPTILES,
i put them on a mix of 1/3 sand, 2/3 peat, (with about 2% bentonite by volume--pretty optional, aids water retention and sand cohesion)
additional info: they grow really fast! ;)


cheers! :D
- munis

I've searched about this scorpion and have decided to get one ASAP!
I've read that they are unpredictable, fast (?), and can climb.
should i use sand or peat as substrate?
is there any other important stuff I should know before I make the purchase?
Thank you again,
 

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opkay so everyone is clear the are Babycurus jacksoni. I sold them to the petstore and he bought them from the petstore. there is actually a pic of the three of them eating in my pic thread. :D just a case of petstores makin up names lol
Well it's not really a case of the pet store making up names. You can google Rusty thick tail scorp and find pics of B jacksoni... so it's more a case of the pet store using one of those craptastic commonly accepted names that was given to the species....


edit: this is page one of of a google search http://www.google.com/search?source...2006-40,GGGL:en&q="rusty+thick+tail+scorpion"
 
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Dom

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Rusty thick tail is the most common name I've heard of B. jacksoni going by.
I have several species of scorp and I'd say the jacksoni are the easiest and fastest growing ones I have.
 

james41777

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Thanks everyone for all the answers..
I went to the pet store today directly from another place..
and the store closed 5 minutes ago!
 

ragnew

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Haha, that's just the luck I tell ya. I actually recently picked up a Babycurus jacksoni as well. I've had mine for about a week now, little beastie has a heck of an appetite! I'm thinking you'll enjoy yours.
 

james41777

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finally got one!

i'm so excited already!
it's only about half an inch :)
when should i start feeding it?
 
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ragnew

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I fed mine the day after I got it. I let it settle into it's new enclosure for 24 hours, then I offered it a few small bugs. It ate 3 of the the first feeding I attempted.
 

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go ahead and feed it right away.. i would guess it needs one good sized cricket then some time off.
 
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