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PostSubject: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   2/27/2009, 6:11 pm

My first experience with the ever popular B. jacksoni. Came highly recommended by experts and beginners far and wide. Foriegn scorps are hard to come by here. The only scorpions you are likely to see in Malaysian pet-stores are H. spinifer, though there was that random Lieurus that I chanced upon. So many thanks to my pal Adam who gave me this beauty; bred from a pair acquired from our very rafiqos. He originally gave me 2 but 1 miraculously kicked the bucket just as I was about to make the transfer. Gonna bug him to get me another. I'll gladly pay him even after I originally exchanged these two for 4 L. australasiae. And my reason would be; just as everyone might have discovered, these babies are just awefully georgeous.



In stills, their coloration in slings amounts to everything that is not a Rhopalurus junceus. In real life I must say, they have the most beautiful personality I've yet to encounter in scorpions. Not at all aggressive when nugded, they remain enduringly placid. Best candidate for a family-friendly Buthid. The only time I saw this guy raise his sting was when he wet for the cricket leg that i offtered him. I was trying all day with chopped mealworms with very little response, But when just put lowered a pari of twezers holding a cricket leg in front of him, he literally leapt 2 cm foward and got down to business, claws, sting and all. Which leads me to believe they have either a keen sense of smell or even vision.




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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   2/28/2009, 8:25 am

the coloration is really2 amazing.. can i see it someday?? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   2/28/2009, 2:12 pm

That picture just instantly makes me think of a little kid at Thanksgiving wanting a huge drumstick all to himself. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/1/2009, 4:15 pm

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the coloration is really2 amazing.. can i see it someday?? Smile

Yea sure, since we live in the same locale... drop me a pm

After that cricket leg and half a meal worm. He's now plump as a turkey lol. Hope he molts soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/1/2009, 7:03 pm

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In stills, their coloration in slings amounts to everything that is not a Rhopalurus junceus. In real life I must say, they have the most beautiful personality I've yet to encounter in scorpions. Not at all aggressive when nugded, they remain enduringly placid. Best candidate for a family-friendly Buthid. The only time I saw this guy raise his sting was when he wet for the cricket leg that i offtered him. I was trying all day with chopped mealworms with very little response, But when just put lowered a pari of twezers holding a cricket leg in front of him, he literally leapt 2 cm foward and got down to business, claws, sting and all. Which leads me to believe they have either a keen sense of smell or even vision.
Yup. Those are the two things that I like about B. jacksoni, the coloration and their non-aggressive personality. My Death Stalkers almost seem to be the same way (aside from them bolting off quickly).
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/1/2009, 10:44 pm

Alex, possibly2 let me have a look during the gathering? Haha
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/1/2009, 11:02 pm

I'm so glad you got one LXD! They truly are one of the most beautiful scorpions in my opinion. The best part is their personality, but don't underestimate them...they are calm and will play dead..and then BAM...they will shoot across the container. Miine are used to pinhead crickets and your baby could easily take a pinhead down. That is what makes these fun to feed...they will latch onto prey and sting it. I'm getting mine switched over to roaches instead of crickets. They took awhile to know what to do with the raoch...lol...they have figured it out, but it was a lot of fun watching them roll around looking for a spot to sting it. I can feed one roach nymph a week as opposed to 2 pinheads..plus I like my roach colony way more than a box of stinky jumpy crickets. All but one of my eight b. jacksoni have molted to 4i...the last one is super fat now. They get nice and plump and then will molt.

I keep mine in a small container with a piece of cork tile leaned against the side. They need the bark piece vertical to molt. A thin layer of coco fiber that I keep moist on the side with the cork. Almost all have molted on the underside or topside of the bark...one molted on the substrate. I keep the containers at 85F to 90F...30C to 33C with visible condensation on the sides. This will speed up the molts and has worked well so far. Good Luck...you'll love that little guy.
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/2/2009, 2:50 pm

thanks bays, thing about pinheads is they don't sell them here in Malaysia. I tried breeding them just to get pinheads but its just filthy and they succumb to the onslaught of ants. I'm waiting on some dubias from rafiqos to start my own roach colony.

Right now, I'm stuck with chopped mealworms and cricket legs. would like to see your communal setup when your scorps are grown.
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/2/2009, 6:31 pm

wow that is beautiful. congrats on the new addition.. me want lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/2/2009, 9:12 pm

Alex, usually u buy cricket from local fish shop, beside the crix box there is a phone number of the crix supplier
U can actually call them to order pinhead crix if im nt mistaken
But then again, they die easily, i rather stick to my own breed baby mealworm
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/3/2009, 10:47 am

Nice addition would love to see stuff like that over here
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   3/7/2009, 4:33 pm

Here are some shots of one of the red morphs at 4i that a friend took with a better camera.


Check out the eyes!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/28/2009, 5:45 pm

Here are some newer pics of my B. jacksoni. After molting to 3i, a scuffle with a roach left it with the upper tooth of its left chela and the tip of its oculus broken.



I was kind of upset because I was that these donít tend to regenerate. Nonetheless, I was delightfully appeased at 4i when I noticed a considerable degree of 4regeneration.



He may be good as new on the next moult.

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/28/2009, 11:14 pm

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In real life I must say, they have the most beautiful personality I've yet to encounter in scorpions. Not at all aggressive when nugded, they remain enduringly placid. Best candidate for a family-friendly Buthid. The only time I saw this guy raise his sting was when he wet for the cricket leg that i offtered him. I was trying all day with chopped mealworms with very little response, But when just put lowered a pari of twezers holding a cricket leg in front of him, he literally leapt 2 cm foward and got down to business, claws, sting and all. Which leads me to believe they have either a keen sense of smell or even vision.
Their personality, coloration, and feeding habits are what makes them my favorite scorp Very Happy

I miss housing them individually b/c I never get to see them eat anymore Sad

I can't wait until my female pops! These scorps are so fun to raise!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/29/2009, 7:11 am

they are amazing looking scorps! i really wish i could add some to my collection! they truly do sound like a great scorp to own!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/29/2009, 9:31 am

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they are amazing looking scorps! i really wish i could add some to my collection! they truly do sound like a great scorp to own!

This species is undoubtedly must for every scorp enthusiasts. Whether your in from Emps to Lqs.
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/29/2009, 10:12 am

LXDNG79 wrote:
Deathstalker wrote:
they are amazing looking scorps! i really wish i could add some to my collection! they truly do sound like a great scorp to own!

This species is undoubtedly must for every scorp enthusiasts. Whether your in from Emps to Lqs.


Ever wonder why i have around 20 of them ?

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/29/2009, 12:05 pm

They were really the "in" scorpion a couple years ago . . . I bought five juvies with the hope of starting a breeding colony, but it failed miserably. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   4/29/2009, 5:08 pm

Crying or Very sad sorry to hear that! unfortunaly the B.jacksoni is a buthid so requires a DWA here in the sunny uk!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   5/1/2009, 1:46 am

I have had 8 of mine make it to 5i now. One is just 3i, but looking chubby. These are by far my favorite scorpion...get some if you can!
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   6/6/2009, 8:25 pm

Pictures of Sonny's new home - a betta keeper made to scorp specificatiosn with specially chosen bark and wood pieces.


This turned out to be his hide of choice; really snug for his size. Sometimes he likes lurking behind the other vertical bark

The condensation blurred up this pic

the UV shot


Finally at 5th instar - noticeable size difference

Chelas spreadout for the prowl


Is this adult size?
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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   6/7/2009, 12:33 am

Nope -- looks like you've got a female with one molt to go.

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   6/7/2009, 4:20 am

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Nope -- looks like you've got a female with one molt to go.

You cant tell sex untill they have had they finaly adult molt, trust me i thougt i had a female, looked the same like the ones one the picture.. then bam! huge chela Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Very 1st Babycurus jacksoni   6/7/2009, 1:36 pm

Yeah, but males mature at 5I with this species -- so if it were a male, it would already have the huge chela. Very Happy

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