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Is Mike Crazy?
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PostSubject: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 12:22 pm

So I had a recent idea pop into my head . . . that idea is to get rid of all but one of the species I currently have and focus only on U. mordax.

Is this crazy? It would free up a lot of room, and out of all the scorpions I've had, I've had the best luck with these guys (at least, they're the only species where I've had a brood make it to 2I and live).

Current roster of species:
Androctonus amoreuxi
Androctonus mauritanicus
Centruroides hentzi
Centruroides margaritatus
Centruroides vittatus
Diplocentrus lindo
Hadogenes paucidens
Hadrurus arizonensis
Heterometrus longimanus
Hottentotta judaicus
Pandinus cavimanus
Pandinus imperator
Paruroctonus boreus
Paruroctonus gracilior
Tityus stigmerus Coming soon
Uroctonus mordax
Vaejovis spinigerus

Species since past:
Babycurus jacksoni
Heterometrus laoticus
Mesobuthus martensii

I'm honestly tempted to keep the H. longimanus if I do this simply because they're so huge and make great display specimens.

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 12:24 pm

would you sell them?
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 12:25 pm

Dude if you do that, you better ship them my way or i will have you put on the US Gov kill-list.. !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 12:27 pm

can i have the Hadrurus arizonensis and the pandinus cavimanus???
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 12:58 pm

noooo!!!! I would get rid of all of them, maybe a few, but not all! eventually it will get reeeaaallly boring with just one species.


p.s if you are getting rid of them, I would happily take : Androctonus amoreuxi,Androctonus mauritanicus, and all you centruroides, and the hottentotta. and the Vaejovis spinigerus.

jk, of course. don't get rid of them!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 1:09 pm

scorpion111 wrote:
noooo!!!! I would get rid of all of them, maybe a few, but not all! eventually it will get reeeaaallly boring with just one species.


p.s if you are getting rid of them, I would happily take : Androctonus amoreuxi,Androctonus mauritanicus, and all you centruroides, and the hottentotta. and the Vaejovis spinigerus.

jk, of course. don't get rid of them!!!


heheh that Vaejovis is Hoffmannius spinigerus Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 1:21 pm

I'd probably find homes for a few specifics that I have mentally lined-up, but the rest would likely get sold.

I should have specified in my original post that this wasn't a "who wants what?" thread. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 1:29 pm

lol, I know.

and even if Vaejovis spinigerus has been changed to hoffmanius spinigerus, i'm still calling it vaejovis. Neutral why the hell did they change the name anyway?
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 3:17 pm

OH OH I want it all...LOL. It all depends on what you wanna do Mike. I personally can handle breeding a large number with few deaths. But if you cant then theres no point in keeping so many species.
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 3:38 pm

Well if your wanting to concentrate on 1 species then possibly downsize yes... but dont get rid of them all!

TBH i think you would end up kicking yourself if you did! Just way up what commitments you want with your scorpions. But i agree you may get bored with keeping only one species.
As much as i love scorpions I could never have just one species... I need a few!
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 3:50 pm

i really think you will come to regret it if you only have one species. some of those scorps will be quite hard to get if you want them again
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 5:11 pm

i think you need to think long and hard. I think a few months down the line you would be kicking yourself!
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/11/2008, 5:21 pm

Give them to me.
I've known you since what? Kindergarden?
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/12/2008, 8:01 am

Nooooooooooo! You can't get rid of them all!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/14/2008, 11:03 pm

So I've been thinking about it a bit more . . . I love my A. mauritanicus, but I think that they and a few more of my thermophillic species just don't have it warm enough here to develop properly. None of my H. judaicus have made it to 3I, and they should have ages ago. And it's just kind of hard to keep north-African equivalent supplemental heat going on when the collection is a gigantic shelving unit full of tanks.

If I were to do this, I'd probably send the mauris to FauxShow because he was looking for males (and that's all I have).

I also have a couple gravid scorps that I'd want to deal with the young before sending them anywhere (so they at least don't pop en-route).

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 12:43 am

I would keep all your scorpions. Having a variety of species is what makes this hobby interesting to me. Even Luc and others like him still have a few species although they have species specific studies going on. I just had one of my eight H. judaicus pass during molt but two have made it. Things happen... thing of it like a challenge and not a burden.
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 1:16 pm

I've been thinking about it more -- the two in my collection that appeal to me the most are U. mordax and H. longimanus. The second of those, despite being tropical, have been growing well in my care. Both species are communal as well, so I could easily have two nice display tanks instead of a hodgepodge of delicups and kritter keepers.

Species I'm seriously considering getting rid of:
A. mauritanicus
A. amoreuxi
H. judaicus
H. paucidens

Most of those it's simply not warm enough in my collection for them to develop, and the current arrangement leaves no room for supplemental heating. I also feel like I've turned into a bit of a scorpion packrat.

I might also keep my P. boreus simply because it's another Oregon native, but they're not communal.

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 1:52 pm

yeah I suppose you could get rid of a few, just as long as you've got a bit of variety in your collection. I think it would be really boring just having 1 sp.
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 1:56 pm

^^ thats a more sensible idea! you could use the money for getting the display tanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 2:29 pm

May i point out Mike that its wrong to say H. judaicus H. paucidens when they are not from the same genus Razz hehehe but dude you shouldnt get rid of any of your scorpions.. just make some room or stuff.. its not hard Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 3:01 pm

We don't have much room. Lori and I are in a one-bedroom apartment with all our stuff and all our bugs, and until I graduate, we can't really afford to expand things.

A few years down the line, when I can afford it, I'd love to build the collection back up with display tanks for each species. I don't think the downsize would be permanent.

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 3:43 pm

Dont you have some Plastic boxes you can stack ? that whould help out..

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 5:28 pm

It's already stacked:



It's gotten a little more crowded since I took that picture. If we had a house we could devote one room just to inverts and have enough space for multiple shelves with supplimental heat to all the desert species and keeping the room itself warm enough for everyone.

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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 6:07 pm

that's quite a collection. how long does it take to feed them all?
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PostSubject: Re: Am I crazy?   9/15/2008, 6:51 pm

Mike keep me in mind for any other breeding projects so far I have none and I can take care for a few things untill you want them back.
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