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PostSubject: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 7:52 am

Anyone got any info on these guys, can't find anything, all I know is that they are buthids and that's all.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 3:04 pm

ive been looking for you but online isnt giveng me many answers for you.
I have seen a pic with one on coco fibre (moist) with a small water bowl Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 3:18 pm

from what i have read they are from Madagascar, i also saw that pic on moist coco fiber but i thnk they may be more arid.
but ive got no idea what im talking about so wait for someone who does Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 3:20 pm

also, people have reported having success keeping them communally.

I think they are quite rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 6:05 pm

From what the seller says, they are kept similarly to b.jacksonis, he says they are communal, but there is some cannibalism. I have a chance to get some, pretty cheap. there is absolutely nothing on the internet about them.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 8:41 pm

I say you go for it...and find out for us. I wouldnt keep them communally untill second generations though just to get as much info as you can. Post a picture and maybe I can give you some idea of how to keep it.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/28/2009, 10:51 pm

Cool, I was looking for something "exotic" , think I found it. i'll get a few, hopefully, they'll breed.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 1:01 am

i have Grophus limbatus, i keep mine abit moist and they seem to enjoy that, but they can allso live in total dry soil without problems either, mine are communal and have been without any accidents for a long time now..

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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 1:43 am

Post pics...I have never heard of this species. Sounds very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 7:28 am

i'm keeping Grosphus grandidieri from Madagascar.
they are kept communal on sand/peat mix with bark hiding places at ~28C/82F.
some people told me, it's a humid scorpion, but i noticed they don't like it extremly wet.
so i keep them at ~50-60% humidity, i spray water every 3-4 days. they grow very big (4-5 inch).









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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 12:05 pm

stunning scorpion. Smile the juveniles look very good too.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 12:22 pm

very impressive
if only i could get my hands on some Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 7:20 pm

How big are they as adult??
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/29/2009, 7:32 pm

Quote :
they grow very big (4-5 inch).
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/31/2009, 5:57 pm

I just came back from my road trip to pick them up. They are pretty young, barely an inch long, it's going to give me the chance to see them grow. Here are a few quick pics I took when I was on checking on them when I got back. I got six of them. I saw their mother, she's medium sized, can't wait to see them grow.







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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   1/31/2009, 6:46 pm

stunning scorpions! 'gratz on the new additions.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   2/1/2009, 6:22 am

Those look really unique. I like the light and dark coloration...and the massive tail...very cool. Can't wait to hear how they do...grats!
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   2/7/2009, 2:56 am

I fed the little guys for the first time today, boy are they quick! The venom looks potent, compared to a larger B.Jacksoni on a average cricket, the venom acts quicker. I didn't expect that.

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Here's a picture to see the size, next to it is a Canadian quarter, approx. 1 inch wide.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   2/7/2009, 3:38 am

I am really enjoying these rare scorpion posts. They are so impressive looking Chevy...keep the info coming...are they bark scorpions? Do they climb...burrow? I just love the dark body and light colored pinchers...really unique.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   2/7/2009, 11:43 am

I don't know if they are bark scorpions, but I housed them with a small piece of bark made of cork, and they seem to hang on it. Some hide in the crevisses in it, some in between the coco fiber and the bark piece, even seen some hanging upside down. I check on them everyday hoping to see a molt.The color of the pincers should change as it molts, I have one of them that is a molt ahead I think, and his body is all dark.
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   6/13/2009, 4:34 pm

Here are a few recent pics of this little guys. Some have molted once, others twice since, they definitively like lightly humid, almost dry coco fiber. No problems molting.







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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   6/13/2009, 4:44 pm

Impressive species!
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   7/27/2009, 10:05 pm

Here is another update, still growing slowly, mostly have molted once more.










I'm really happy with the action shot, where he's grabbing the cricket and going for the kill...without being sadistic, isn't it the food chain after all???
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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   7/28/2009, 1:00 am

If it's the food chain that you like, then you should get just as excited watching a manatee chow down on some seaweed. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Grophus grandidieri info   7/28/2009, 5:45 am

Razz That's not what I meant. I liked the picture, but not because it was a cricket being killed.
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