wild scorps

Olan

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So what's the best way to collect scorpions in the wild? I live in New Mexico so I assume there are some cool species around. Anyone have any suggestions?

-Olan
 

chau0046

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Portable black lights at night time. For sure youre best bet. Also rocky walls and piles of wood and or sand dunes/savahna areas.

Mat
 

Olan

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Cool, I'll try it out as soon as I can acquire a portable black light.....

-Olan
 

chau0046

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Watch out for venomus snakes!!They are often in the same areas.....

Mat
 

Olan

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Yea, I've had my run ins with the snakes. Good call though.
 

Olan

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Does anyone know if Hadrurus species live in New Mexico or is it just Vaejovis and Centuroides?
 

jper26

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I read somewhere once where it said hadrurus were in new mexico or at least parts of it im trying to locate it ill let u know if i do.
 

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Yea, I can feel the excitment over the internet, please do post some pics. Everyone makes me jealous, I suppose you should too. :(

Catch whatever, just beware of what do don't try to catch.
 

skinheaddave

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This site provides a list of species by state. I can't personally attest to its accuracy, though. Also, it doesn't indicate where in the state things can be found. It is a good starting point, though.

Cheers,
Dave
 

Olan

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Thanks for the info Dave.

Where is the best place to get a portable black light?

-Olan
 
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skinheaddave

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I've just ordered this one. I haven't received it yet, though, and so don't know how good it is.

Cheers,
Dave
 

Olan

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I'm going to see if I can get one in town, cause I can't wait for it to be sent. Hopefully I will go out searching monday night.

-Olan
 

jper26

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Yeah you can make a side job out of it theres no new mexico dealers that i know of.:?
 

Olan

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Yeah, the local pet shops just carry emperors, and I dont know of anyone who ships out of here.

-Olan
 

chau0046

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Nice head lights there Dave!

Very pratical if bright enough!!

Mat

Do a Canadian friend a favour and collect him one too when you`re down there!!!LOL!!

Mat
 

skinheaddave

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Mat,

I've had my light shipped to John (Kugellager)'s house. In order to get another one shipped to get there in time for me to pick it up, you'd probably have to pay as much as you would to get it shipped to you directly. You'd even get it sooner, as we won't be back in Canada until the end of the month.

Cheers,
Dave

EDIT: Better yet, wait until I post a report on it, and then make your choice. I'll probably post one from John's house.
 

chau0046

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Actually,,,,I meant a nice mexican scorp.LOL

Mat

Sorry i kinda left that out sort of!!
 

Kugellager

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Also...warm moonless nights are supposedly the best nights to look for scorps...haddies are best sought in the fall at the end of the monsoon season...which is the reason you see them commonly available at that time of year.

John
];')
 

skinheaddave

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Mat,

Well, we'll see what I can find and what I can actualy bring back with me.

Cheers,
Dave
 
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