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PostSubject: Scorpions in Vegas   2/23/2009, 5:49 pm

i'm going to las vegas in a few weeks and i was just wondering what kind of scorpions are around out there
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/23/2009, 8:37 pm

C. sculpuratus and tons of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/23/2009, 9:06 pm

Every time I go to Vegas I can find NOTHING.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/23/2009, 9:26 pm

Same here, but people that find them get a lot of them. I guess you have to know where to look.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/24/2009, 1:10 am

dont look in the desert, look in the suburbs that are next to the desert. In phoenix i spent days searching the wilderness for C sculpturatus and found 0. then one night we tried a suburbian neighborhood that a relative lived in, and grabbed more than 40 in only a few hours. this species is very opportunistic, and will happily dwell in the convenient hiding spots around homes where prey is always plentiful.



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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/24/2009, 12:38 pm

if i do manage to capture any how could i bring them back with me? i dont think people on planes would be too happy having scorpions on board with them
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/24/2009, 2:46 pm

Just bring some small delicups and put some tissue in so they don't rattle around. And don't put them in a part of your luggage that will be immediately visible if it gets inspected. I've never had a problem carrying arachnids in checked baggage.

A side note, the USDA doesn't care about state-to-state movement of arachnids -- just insects. I've asked inspectors from the relevant division.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 2:29 pm

i figured they would have a problem with it since scorpions are venomous, but thanks for the replies. hopefully ill find something out there and ill let everybody know. im coming back on march 23rd so the update is gonna have to wait a while
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 7:08 pm

I should probably add, I can't verify the legality of transporting them over international borders. I've only done it (and would only be comfortable doing it) traveling within the US.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 8:40 pm

im flying there from burbank illinois so no borders are being crossed. i have one more question though, say i catch like four or something, would they be okay in a little container for a couple days, and if so what should i put in there? i read that they kind of like most areas so grass maybe, sand?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 8:47 pm

They would be okay we just some peat/sand mix. Or dirt collected in the area. They are bark scorpions so a vertical hide is good.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 9:04 pm

my last post was supposed to say *moist* areas, sorry. thanks again for all the replies
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 9:32 pm

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Just bring some small delicups and put some tissue in so they don't rattle around. And don't put them in a part of your luggage that will be immediately visible if it gets inspected. I've never had a problem carrying arachnids in checked baggage.

A side note, the USDA doesn't care about state-to-state movement of arachnids -- just insects. I've asked inspectors from the relevant division.

Does this apply to Hawaii?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 9:56 pm

Hawaii is a state....
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/25/2009, 10:27 pm

Hawaii's got weird rules since their ecosystem's isolated from everything else and they've already been screwed over with invasives, so I wouldn't count on the other rules applying to them.

Shasta, for the flight, just put them in a container with lots of paper towels so they don't rattle around.

When you set them up at home, do as Eddy said. They're a pretty communal bark scorpion and if you're catching them in Vegas, that's a clue that they don't need very much humidity at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/26/2009, 1:51 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Hawaii's got weird rules since their ecosystem's isolated from everything else and they've already been screwed over with invasives, so I wouldn't count on the other rules applying to them.

Shasta, for the flight, just put them in a container with lots of paper towels so they don't rattle around.

When you set them up at home, do as Eddy said. They're a pretty communal bark scorpion and if you're catching them in Vegas, that's a clue that they don't need very much humidity at all.

So I shouldn't take anything from there then?
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/26/2009, 2:06 am

The only species in Hawaii are I.macs which are already found in ca....or they used to be. But I dont know about the legality in brining them in.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/26/2009, 11:36 am

It's more dangerous to take stuff into Hawaii than to take it out, but I would avoid it just to be on the safe side.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/26/2009, 4:06 pm

never managed to find any Imacs either times i've been, but i have been able to bring back several scolopendras and spiders before, using the same method for mainland travel.



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PostSubject: Re: Scorpions in Vegas   2/26/2009, 4:34 pm

i'm talking to my friend online right now, he said he wants to take like a three hour ride to check out the grand canyon while we're out their, so you probably know my next question. i seen on some site that there is three main species around the grand canyon, but it only mentioned the bark scorpion. any ideas what the other two are or if theres more?
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