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PostSubject: Does size matter? ;)   2/3/2016, 3:50 am

How many people here keep small species of scorpions?
Some of the species I keep are only 2 or 3cm (around an inch) when fully grown,including the tail.
And how many of you keep large species?
What size are they? The largest Australian species only grow to around 12/14cm (approx 5") including tail.
I keep a mix of both,but I like the smaller species(mostly Lychas spp.) better Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   2/3/2016, 2:57 pm

I keep a number of small species, and a couple of properly tiny species. Chaerilus celebensis is probably the smallest one at a couple of cm in size. I'm not sizest (ha) but I have to say raising the young of really small species can be a bit of a pain because of the tiny food you have to get hold of, that's really only of any use for that one brood.

I'll tell you what's a great species in terms of size. Protoiurus kraepelini. It's certainly not the largest species I own, but it gives birth to huge young, and at 2i they'll easily manage medium sized brown crickets. No fiddling about with tiny, spring-loaded baby crickets!

Hmm, the largest species I keep is P********* *******s ( Laughing ), that's around 14cm.
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   2/4/2016, 2:46 am

It's what you do with it that matters Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/19/2016, 9:57 am

I have V.carolinianus and V.coahuliae. I also saw a scorpion at a local store labelled as a chile scorpion that I quite liked the look of. Quick little guy he was.
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/20/2016, 4:52 am

Lychas spp. or a relative I guess,all I get from searching "chile scorpion" is results on hot Chillies!
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/20/2016, 5:22 am

I think it looked more like ones that TSS had a while back that I also considered. The name for those ones being bothriurus coriaceus. Looked at both the species you mentioned plus the one I just put and it looked more like a bothriurus coriaceus.

EDIT: Actually more like a bothriurus keyserlingi after following on from the bothriurus coriaceus results.
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/26/2016, 6:02 am

They look great! I would snap them up. Taxonomically there seems to be little concise information available regarding species. A desert species,but from a cooler climate. They look to be a heavier built scorpion,leading me to think they would occupy a scape under a rock or wood,with a short burrow that they can block off when in moult or birthing,I could be wrong,but just their build seems to indicate they aren't a surface dwelling foraging species. They may be an obligate burrowing species,but generally a cooler climate means that a species doesn't have to have a deep burrow to regulate their temperature and will spend more time at the entrance of their burrow or guarding it. Very interesting! Buy them!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/26/2016, 6:15 am

All the studies are in spanish,give me a while Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Does size matter? ;)   3/28/2016, 9:58 am

Dave Dunn wrote:
They look great! I would snap them up. Taxonomically there seems to be little concise information available regarding species. A desert species,but from a cooler climate. They look to be a heavier built scorpion,leading me to think they would occupy a scape under a rock or wood,with a short burrow that they can block off when in moult or birthing,I could be wrong,but just their build seems to indicate they aren't a surface dwelling foraging species. They may be an obligate burrowing species,but generally a cooler climate means that a species doesn't have to have a deep burrow to regulate their temperature and will spend more time at the entrance of their burrow or guarding it. Very interesting! Buy them!!!

I was very tempted. Can't push my luck at the moment though as one of my t's has recently hatched some slings.
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