What are these?

Willuminati

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cought 3 of these little scorps while on a hike the other night. Not my preferred pets but I've had common pet store ones before, just trying to find out if anyone here would know the species? I'm assuming they are Bark Scorpions but Like I said I'm a N00b on these guys. Location was the foothills of the Santa Monica Mtns in the Los Angeles county

Thanks!
-Will
 

brandontmyers

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They aren't bark scorpions in the general sense. They look to be Paruroctonus silvestrii to me. Not 100% sure though.
 

Willuminati

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They aren't bark scorpions in the general sense. They look to be Paruroctonus silvestrii to me. Not 100% sure though.
Thanks, I was hoping they wouldnt be barks. Pretty sure they Paruroctonus silvestrii. Common in the area and quite similar looking to what I have judging from pictures I'm seeing.
 

brandontmyers

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No problem! Be careful with them together though. I haven't kept them in years but I remember they aren't very communal.
 

Willuminati

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Gotcha, I gave them 3 flat pieces of wood with "started" burrows into the substrate within the enclosure they are now in,and they each seem to be digging their own little tunnels. But they are munching down crickets like crazy!
 

brandontmyers

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Being in CA you have it made. Lots of cool species around that are completely overlooked in the hobby. My favorites are Pseudouroctonus ssp. Very small but sooooo cool.
 

Willuminati

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Gonna have to to hit them trails at night more often and with a black light then! Thanks again !
 
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