The Scorps of x Mr Awesome x

x Mr Awesome x

Arachnobaron
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I'm really wanting to have somewhere to put some pics up of my scorpions and the tarantula picture thread is not the place to do it! I don't many scorpions just yet but I do have several that I really like and enjoy! I hope everyone can have fun in sharing in my enthusiasm. Please let me know what you think!

-ben

Mature female Parabuthus transvaalicus







Mature male Parabuthus transvaalicus



Happy face



Parabuthus liosoma



Gravid female Grosphus grandidieri



Male Grosphus grandidieri





Heterometrus longimanus





More to come. I'm getting some rad scorps next week and I can't wait to share!

 

sfpearl300z

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Great collection! I've seen your G.g videos on youtube before. I expect mine to be molted to 5i by the time I get home from work. Saw him/her clear some space in the substrate under a hide and assume the position. :D

Also, is that liosoma male? Looks male, and if so, I have a beautiful adult female who would love to meet him.... haha
 
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Arachnobaron
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great pics,traans are my faves by far...
andy
Me too. Thanks for the compliments!


Great collection! I've seen your G.g videos on youtube before. I expect mine to be molted to 5i by the time I get home from work. Saw him/her clear some space in the substrate under a hide and assume the position. :D

Also, is that liosoma male? Looks male, and if so, I have a beautiful adult female who would love to meet him.... haha

It is a male from the looks of it. I guess they show dimorphic characteristics pretty early on. For sure lets get some breeding going when mine matures!


Nice collection bro, :) did you find some orthochirus ?

I did! I have three females coming and one male I'm acquiring on trade. I'm going to keep them communally. I'm extremely excited!


You have the Grosphus grandidieri on sand?

Yes I do. I keep a small lid full of water. These have more arid tendencies than some keepers used to think. These have only been imported a couple of times and keepers tried multiple approaches. The dealer that I purchased mine from suggested that I keep them on sand. So far it has worked great.
 

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Me too. Thanks for the compliments!





It is a male from the looks of it. I guess they show dimorphic characteristics pretty early on. For sure lets get some breeding going when mine matures!





I did! I have three females coming and one male I'm acquiring on trade. I'm going to keep them communally. I'm extremely excited!





Yes I do. I keep a small lid full of water. These have more arid tendencies than some keepers used to think. These have only been imported a couple of times and keepers tried multiple approaches. The dealer that I purchased mine from suggested that I keep them on sand. So far it has worked great.
WHOOOOHOOO more orthochirus breeding project for the U.S. Hobby. Let me guess you got the three female from tarantulainc and the male from filenamex ?
 

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Arachnobaron
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WHOOOOHOOO more orthochirus breeding project for the U.S. Hobby. Let me guess you got the three female from tarantulainc and the male from filenamex ?
Halfway right! I did get the three from TarantulaInc ordered but sourced the male from another user in a trade.
 

SixShot666

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Thanx for uploading and sharing your pictures!!! :clap::clap::clap:
That pair of Grosphus grandidieri look awesome!!!!!
 

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Arachnobaron
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Good schtuff! Definitely not kid friendly specimens >;)
Ehh... Nothin' too evil. Wish I could have bought like 6 A. mauretanicus from you! Someone please tell my fiancé I'm not going to get killed. Jeesh, haha.
 

Michiel

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Very nice collection of scorpions and great pics to look at. Good to see that G.grandidieri seems to be established in the US hobby.

About that species, a bit of a funny story. I had a pair that became adult at instar 7 (both sexes) so I mated them,and my female became nice and fat, but no young. I had already agreed to trade them with someone else, so I needed to send them. A couple of months later that person informed my that the female molted again (into instar 8) en he needed to remate her.

From what I hear from other keepers, it is quite unusual for G.grandidieri females to become instar 8.

for people who are interested, I wrote species biographies about G.madagascariensis and G.grandidieri, which you can download from The Scorpion Files. ;)

Cheers, Michiel
 

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Arachnobaron
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Some new pics~~~

Hope you guys like these new pics!

Here's three new 'females'. I hope that's what they are! Can anyone tell me if these look gravid or premolt?

Orthochirus scrobiculosus negebensis

#1




#2



#3






Parabuthus transvaalicus





With venom on the telson and dripping on the back! Awesome!!!





Gravid Grosphus grandidieri drinking






Hope everyone enjoyed! Thanks for comments.

-ben
 

DrJ

Arachnobaron
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Sweet! The pics are great! Which species would you say is your favourite?

I keep meaning to catch up with you, but....I have no excuse. I've been needing to come into GD for a couple
weeks now. Are you still there?
 

RyoKenzaki

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Was it just me or anyone else? The h.longimanus looks more like a h.laoticus to me...
Im judging from the smooth carapace and black telson
 
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