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lee_UK
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PostSubject: p. viatoris care   6/28/2015, 9:47 am

hello all! this is my very first post on here Smile other then introducing my self of coarse so what i would like to know is if there are any viatoris keepers out there that could help me and others in the same position on care for them temps, substrate †etc any info at all will be grateful im hoping to get one very soon Smile
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/28/2015, 3:26 pm

Well, very few people have kept this species so there'll be little info. around on captive conditions.

My advice would be to look up where this species is found, and then research the climate of this area. As for its habits etc., it's a Pandinus spp. so it will almost definitely be a burrower. So it will need a deep substrate that can support a burrow. There will be scientific papers somewhere describing the type of environments they are found in. A good start would be www.scorpiones.pl for range, scorpion files for papers and wunderground for climate. Also check the EU/German forums as these guys seem to get their hands on the unusual stuff most commonly.

If I had this species, from the little I know about it, I would keep it pretty hot (28c - 32c) during the day, allowing temperature to drop to the mid 20c's at night. Some humidity, particularly in the substrate, but probably not as humid as you would keep for P. imperator. And I would keep them singly because A) it seems only P. imperator tolerates communal living in this genus and B) even if it looks like this species might tolerate living in groups, they're too rare to risk losing because of cannibalism/fighting.
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/28/2015, 3:32 pm

thanks so much for the info i'll check out a few EU forums but i was also on the same thought as you where on how they should be kept cheers for your reply

when i get her ill put some photos up Smile
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/30/2015, 10:18 am

I second Callum's advice. Care should be pretty much the same as for Pandinus imperator, but if you want the specifics on the species I'd suggest digging around for some research papers.

Keep in mind however that the papers may be a little outdated, as the most recent revision elevated all the subgenera in the genus Pandinus, and thus the species is now known as Pandinurus viatoris

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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/30/2015, 10:28 am

i have her turning up tomorrow very excited! tank is all up and running just waiting for my prize possession Drool
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/30/2015, 2:13 pm

Just one?!? You should be breeding this species so it doesn't disappear from the hobby.
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   6/30/2015, 2:24 pm

well im hoping shes gravid! WC.. i can get a hold of a few more but real small ones and i think there all female Sad but a friend is looking to be breeding them in UK ill find out and get back Wink
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PostSubject: Re: p. viatoris care   7/1/2015, 10:52 am

looking to put up a picture but no clue how to do that but ive used it as my avatar so there is my p. viatoris
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