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PostSubject: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 12:32 am

Well, just now I went to go check on my sickly Halloween Crab and found her dead. I'm saddened by this but I saw it coming, and she was quite a trooper even though she watched her boyfriend die and had only 2.5 legs left. Now, I have an empty 20 gallon full of sand and have no idea what to do with it. I'm thinking of getting my first desert scorpion, but I'm not sure what I want.

Also, I'm getting a Lychas mucronatus soon. I will use this thread to post pictures of him no matter how bad they will be. I will also allow suggestions for desert species. That will be the main focus primarily.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 6:41 am

Well... Are you looking at medically significant species from the Buthidae family or are you looking for a desert species with a milder venom like a Haddy or Opistophthalmus species? Sometimes it's very difficult to choose because there are soooo many desert species available these days...
Sorry to hear about the crabs as well Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 8:49 am

I'm going to say I can't keep anything that would send me to the hospital. I don't know what my parents would do if I got stung, so I'm gonna say none of those guys. I want it to be active like bark scorpions too. And I'm not getting one soon, I just need to start thinking about some options.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 9:00 am

One thing to remember about most desert species are that they are pretty reclusive and stay hidden most of the time.
A few options from the top of my head: Smeringus sp, Scorpio maurus, Opistophthalmus sp and Hadrurus sp.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 9:11 am

Thanks. Are there any other species that would fit? Those all seem a little basic.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 12:00 pm

There are many species in those genus' but the problem is that they aren't available in the hobby. I wouldn't say those are basic, two of those genus' are notoriously difficult to raise Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/20/2013, 5:18 pm

Ok. Thanks for the suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/21/2013, 10:58 pm

P. liosoma isn't medically significant, but it is a very painful envenomation. But if you're careful you should be fine. I know you like that species Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/21/2013, 11:03 pm

Yea, I was thinkin about that as a birthday present from my parents (hopefully).
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   7/21/2013, 11:43 pm

B. leptochelys is a good one, too. They like lights off, though, so you need to use flexwatt or heat mats with them instead of a bulb. Such a pretty species and crazy fast when they eat.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and Goodbye   8/19/2013, 5:01 am

I think a Smeringurus mesaensis is a good starter desert scorp. Hoffmanius spinigerus as well.
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