Opisthacanthus in general can be hard to find. I think that people find the Ischnuridae family to be "boring", other than flat-rocks because of their large size. May I be so bold as to ask the two of you the reason for your interest in this particular species?
Also, if anyone has a lead on any Liocheles (another "boring" Isnuridae) then please give me a shout.
Hmmm. The pic at Petcenter looks nothing like the pic at Petbugs. I wonder whats up with that?
It's also kinda funny how Petbugs has caresheets for some species (Opistacanthus apser, Tanzanian Blue Leg Centipede, Liphistius sp., Macrothele sp., etc. etc...) that are virtually impossible to acquire. :?
Nope. I have a S. morsitans myself but that is a Blue Ring legged. (I feel kinda dumb gettin' technical with a common name;P )
Anyhow, the true Blue Leg as seen on the Petbugs caresheets is what I'm talking about.
Check it out; http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets/Scolopendra-sp3.html
See what I mean? Pretty awesome looking too, huh?
BTW, S. morsitans are awesome too.
Hey guys, sorry to dig up such an OLD thread, but has the Opistacanthus asper become a little easier to obtain these day? I'm looking to getting more into scorpions lately and this one really struck me as an interesting species. Right now all I have is a P. imperator so I would like something that is similar in temperment and venom potentcy. Should I just give up looking for one?
Sorry, I really should change my location. I'm in the States, Minnesota to be exact. Are there any online breeders that sell them? I checked Swifty's site, but no luck. Hmm... maybe Michael Jacobi has some?
Edit: Nope, Michael doesn't have any either. I think this is going to be a waste of time looking for one.
Hi, my name is Craig. I just had two O. aspers give birth simultaneously. I now have about 25 six week old little aspers. I don't think they are boring. Mine like to back up into their rock dens upside down and hang there looking out until they feel it's safe. Even the babies are fiesty, clapping their claws at a my finger (over 10 times their size). Anyhow, I saw that one of you guys were interested in obtaining some, and I have more than I need, so let me know. I also know a guy in Phoenix, where I just moved from, who has several adults for sale. I believe they were about $35 a pop. I am new to this board and not really sure how to get around or track messages, so if you have any questions about the Aspers, you can always resort to the good ole telephone 888-533-3364.