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PostSubject: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 12:00 pm

Okay so i'm already planning on catching/buying a C. Vittatus when I go to West texas but I was also looking into Jacksoni's. Should I wait to get the Vittatus before I get the Jacksoni or what?
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 12:58 pm

Hmmm why not go for both? if you get a C.vittatus for free why not just collect a couple and save your money and buy a B.jacksoni? jacks is pretty easy to keep, but i cant speak for the C.vittatus i dont have any first hand experiance..
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 1:15 pm

Too me Jacksonis are just a red centruroides. Everyone always chooses them over vittatus, but I enjoyed my Vittatus more.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 1:47 pm

if it was me I would have both! if you are able to have both
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 2:20 pm

How many would fit in a 2 gallon tank without it being to crammed? or should i put them in a large KK?
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 7:57 pm

You can fit a bunch of C.vitts in a 2 gal and 2-3 Bjacks. Bjacks are pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 9:44 pm

Okay thanks! should i buy male and female jacksonis? or just one sicne its my first? and whats the difference between a male and female scorp?


so many questions/sorry but just intrested in a new hobby
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 9:58 pm

No problem most of us here like answering questions and some just like asking them. I would get two just because I believe theres no point in owning a scorp unless your gonna breed them. Mature males have more bulbous chela than the femeles. I believe there is thread here somewhere. I would look for it but I'm heading out to lunch. Try to search it or Iheart has some pictures I believe.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:18 pm

um i dont no the body parts of a scorp. very well...whats a bulbous chela? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:29 pm

o alright thanks! Can't wait to get my scorps Very Happy Whats the cheapest I could buy a jacksoni at ive seen 20$ a piece. I have about 100$ in my wallet but i still gota buy the tanks and substrate and everything.


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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:30 pm

If you buy them as sling they're pretty cheap. Adult usually go for 23-25 so 20 isn't bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:32 pm

I've seen 5 bucks a piece but they are second instars.
Someone on here Kenthebugguy, I believe is having a special.
12 dollars this week
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:32 pm

O.o I was just looking at that but they're 3/4 of an inch...
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:34 pm

Slings I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:36 pm

large sling...or subadult.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:36 pm

r they easy to care for? im just worried they might drown if i put a water dish in...should i just spray with a spray bottle?
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 10:39 pm

Thats seems more reasonable. I dont use water dishes. But the few times I do I usually add some drowing rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 11:01 pm

oh yeah i do that with my wasps. I have two big rocks in the middle of dish. i'll just do that.

But would a 3/4 of an inch jacksoni be easy to care for?
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/10/2008, 11:09 pm

yeah pretty easy
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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/11/2008, 12:49 am

I got five B. jacksoni as a mix of 2I and 3I for $5 each -- two made it to adulthood, one male and one female. (One subadult female died for reasons unknown, one from a heavy mycosis infection, and one unsexed runt died immediately after a molt without ever hardening.)

My adult female took about seven months to go through her final molt after the male matured (females have one more molt than males), and my male died without impregnating her. I still have the female.

Here's a shot of them trying to mate -- they were together for two weeks before he died (in March) and she hasn't shown any signs of being gravid.


You can clearly see the bulbous chela on the male.

Here's a shot of my male with one of the females, before she reached her final molt. They're almost identical in size but you can still see the difference in chela.

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PostSubject: Re: Need first scorpion advice!   7/11/2008, 2:10 am

I got 5 mixed 3i's from Adam, too, but the 5th was a freebie Smile

B. jacksoni's are cool scorps. All of mine seem to be molting around the same time (weeks apart).

I just hope that they don't die on me affraid
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