I hold emps and P. cavimanus to show people they aren't evil monsters out to get you
lolBut P cavimanus ARE evil monsters...
I just call my P cav. a Monster since it is the only one I own that cannibalized its tank mate.lol
I don't think any scorpions are monsters.
I used to handle my P. Imp alot but now I try not to. Again I hold him to show people they aren't monsters.
I do, like you wrote, occasionally. And only when I "know" the species, and I prefer to do it out in the open where there is more space. Mostly handled: Centruroides gracilis, Centruroides flavopictus flavopictus, several Vaejovids and Diplocentrus species. The latter try to pinch at every movementI have noticed there are many of you who photograph scorpions sitting on your hand or arm, which demonstrates that you (obviously) handle them, albeit ocassionally.
Tarantulas, yes. Again, mostly outside. Centipedes, yes, only small ones (2-3").It would be interesting to have your comments if you also hangle tarantulas or centipedes.
Because I can . Which means that I often have quite some experience with the species but am also very aware that I can get stung / bitten.Could you explain why you do this?
No idea. Certainly not showing off.What motivates the action?
Mixed (cool and let's be careful)What kind of feelings do you have about doing it, or seeing someone do it?
Mexico, Veracruz, Xalapa.As a point of information I would like to know where you live (country, state, etc.).
lolThe number one question people ask me when I have a big ol' scorp in my hand is, "why isn't it stinging / pinching / biting you?"
Most people I show exotic arthropods to don't know a scorpion from a scale insect. I also wind up explaining the difference between "poisonous" and "venomous" a lot.isn't it funny how people say "What happens if you get bit?" not "what happens if you get stung/pinched"
Well they I think they mean get stung.isn't it funny how people say "What happens if you get bit?" not "what happens if you get stung/pinched":?
$h*t! Your a risk taker! I would probably handle H.paucidens and H.spinifer, if I could get the chance, but I don't know about the other ones. ( I say that because I don't know what the other ones are )im also guilty in handling my scorps, ive already handled the ff.
the rest are no no.
i never handled L.australasiae, because im afraid to squish it between my fingers.