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PostSubject: New To The Hobby   1/26/2009, 10:04 pm

Hello All,

I am new to the hobby and I am currently keeping:

Pandinus Cavimanus (2)
Hadogenes troglodytes
Heterometrus ssp

Any advice for for me? Any common mistakes that new keepers are prone to make that I should be aware of as not to make them? Any other insights from longterm keepers are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/26/2009, 10:27 pm

Welcome. Good to have you here...you will learn a lot of information and enjoy our group.
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 12:12 am

Welcome! All the help and info you need, is on here and at your disposal! Just ask, there are so many knowledgable people on here to help
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 12:17 am

Just do your research and ask questions. Look in the caresheet section and heres a link to words in the hobby .
http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpion-guides-tutorials-f18/word-to-know-in-the-hobby-t831.htm
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 11:54 am

Welcome aboard! cheers It's good to know that you're interested in getting the best advice. Very Happy

The most common mistake I see is keeping forest scorpions (such as your Pandinus and Heterometrus) in desert habitats . . . so, make sure yours are on coco fiber or similar with high humidity.

(Hadogenes like it dry, so this doesn't apply to them.)

By the way, H. troglodytes is very rare in the hobby, and you may have H. paucidens -- these guys have an olive band at the back of each tergite, and H. troglodytes are a uniform brown color.

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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 3:03 pm

welcome to the forum and what Mike said Smile ^^^
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 6:22 pm

Thanks for the replies! I actually was on here before I posted and made sure to check the caresheet section.

So there is no sand or desert setup for my Forest Scrops or Redclaws! Cool

After a closer inspection of the tergits, I am sure that it is indeed H. paucidens. I have to change the tank label now. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 6:35 pm

Dont worry common mistake. H. trylogytes was everywhere a few years ago now it seems it's really hard to find them. They seem to be making a comeback but some dealers just mislabel the scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 7:04 pm

Without a picture, is there somethings I can look for to help me ID my Heterometrus ssp?
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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 7:11 pm

heterometrus, you say?

http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/p2004_15.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: New To The Hobby   1/27/2009, 7:13 pm

probably a spinifer
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