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dualaudi
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PostSubject: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/30/2008, 5:36 am

So after finishing up some web design on my computer around 2am, on my way out of my room i noticed a small scorpion staring at me. Caught the little guy and have been feeding him small crickets... (he's fast)

I have no idea what type and if he's full grown or how much bigger he might get. Any help would be appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/30/2008, 10:59 am

It looks like a Seradigitus sp.
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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/30/2008, 6:59 pm

It does look a lot like the seradigitus I just caught but it also kinda looks like a vajovid speices proably v. puritanus. Which would explain the speed.
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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/31/2008, 12:11 am

vaejovis coahuila?

i own one there pritty common in the US so ive been told.
they are quick.
ive had different sites tell me different thing about the sting.
one said comparable to a bee sting and othere said it was intense pain for 15 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/31/2008, 12:48 am

You guys are crazy with classifications... all 3 look on par with the other search images I did. At least now i'm closer to what to call it.

Thanks for chiming. Now i'll have to read some care sheets and make sure I keep the little guy happy.

I'm not going to handle this guy in any way, so I don't expect to get stung... thanks for the info though.

(does this look as large as it's going to get?)


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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/31/2008, 12:49 am

Not in california. I say V. puritanus....i can find out for SURE if you can get me better pictures of the claws, tail, pectines, and a clearer over all picture.
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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/31/2008, 2:10 am

The Answer lies in the arms of the scorpion.

it looks pretty Vaejovis to me


http://wrbu.si.edu/scorpions/sc_key_NA/nakey01.html

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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty10/31/2008, 3:33 am

Okay, little guy speed!



Now that I have him pissed off, lets see better photos..

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I'm afraid I couldn't get a decent shot of the pectines. You guys are probably right, based on location and what I've given you, it's probably V. puritanus. (awesome forum by the way)

Anyway of knowing how old this one might be?
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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty11/1/2008, 2:52 pm

I'd say from the pectines that whatever it is, it's a male.

Sorry I can't answer your age question (but I'm glad you like the forum! Very Happy).

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PostSubject: Re: San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID   San Diego, CA scorpion - PIX and VID Empty11/1/2008, 3:17 pm

ugh, man I feel so stupid. It looks more seradigitus now.....I'm stupped give me a few days to hear back from keri
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