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PostSubject: Heterometrus handling.   5/2/2009, 10:00 pm

Just saw this vid on youtube of someone handling a Heterometrus Sp. pretty roughly without gettin stung or pinched, what i want to know is how this animal is so docile, if i do so much as put MY Het. on my hand she straight away starts gettin aggressive and she ended up pinchin me a beauty today, still have the red marks 12 hours later.

Here's this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQi_WDUDnrw&feature=fvsr


IMPORTANT NOTE!: I'm sorry if this is classed by you guys as animal cruelty if so let me know and I'll delete the topic.


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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 3:14 am

That person was being stupid. You can see the scorp using its tail as leverage to get out of a grip, and the way that the person looked at their thumb makes me think they did get stung.

That scorp didn't look docile -- it looked like it wanted to escape and find shelter.

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 3:45 am

i think the scorp did sting the person. If you look closely, the person's thumb seems to be bleeding at 15 seconds.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 4:51 am

Yeah she applies pressur on her thumb... and a drop of blood does come out..

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 6:27 am

Looks like it was around 0:07-0:10 when she got stung.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 9:22 am

aw well, even then my one is so aggresive she doesnt hesitate to pinch, sting or even bite at anything that comes near her, shame she wont do the same to the food i offer her _
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 12:38 pm

You shouldn't be trying to handle your scorp for fun it stresses them out. Bang Head
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 12:46 pm

The OP wasn't handling his scorp for fun, he was asking why this one "appeared" so much calmer than his, which we have since refuted.

(In case you didn't notice, that wasn't the OP in the video.)

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 12:49 pm

Ohhhhh sorry my bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 1:11 pm

No worries. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 3:06 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
No worries. Cool

Mordax is the man! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 4:17 pm

yeah like i said my Heterometrus is really aggressive cant even pick her up wi tweezers without her toublin back and tryin to pinch and bite them where as for example my male emperor is really easy to pick up and never doubles back.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 5:58 pm

My H.spin is pretty docile. But I've had him for a while now he was pretty agro the first month or so then he chilled out.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 7:38 pm

just watched the vid.. complete idiot!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/3/2009, 7:46 pm

Man there are a lot of irresponsible ppl on the net look up red claw vs rose hair you'll want to jump through the screen and strangle the kid
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/4/2009, 9:52 am

I saw a vid the other day of someone feeding their goliath bird eater a snake, bloody irresponsible likes!
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/4/2009, 1:04 pm

Hmm, wouldn't dream of handling my H. laoticus like that, not because I think it would do lots of harm to me or anything but it just seems so mean to the animal. My mantra for all of my pets is 'if it doesn't seem to like it - don't do it' but not everyone everywhere shares that point of view.The scorpion in the video was so obviously stressed out and trying to get away for most of the clip.
Must be one of those people that gets scorpions to show how brave and 'cool' they are Rolling Eyes ... It's a bit sad really.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/4/2009, 1:45 pm

lets hope the person in the vid trys to handle their LQ next... this is the reason i hate youtube.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/4/2009, 6:54 pm

Chaika wrote:
Hmm, wouldn't dream of handling my H. laoticus like that, not because I think it would do lots of harm to me or anything but it just seems so mean to the animal. My mantra for all of my pets is 'if it doesn't seem to like it - don't do it' but not everyone everywhere shares that point of view.The scorpion in the video was so obviously stressed out and trying to get away for most of the clip.
Must be one of those people that gets scorpions to show how brave and 'cool' they are Rolling Eyes ... It's a bit sad really.

Too true.

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lets hope the person in the vid trys to handle their LQ next... this is the reason i hate youtube.

Lets hope they have an LQ eh Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/13/2009, 2:21 pm

i've kept my 4 x H.Spinifers and 15 x H.Laoticus(community tank) for a bout 8 to nine months now, i've managed to 'tame' every single one. I don't know if you'd call it taming but yea every single one is 'handleable' now. What i do is i coax them onto my palm by gently nudging their tails, once they go on board my palm I just let them be, if they wana walk i just use the other palm to lay out more 'walking' platforms. if they just wana chill i just let them chill. 10 minutes for each. =)

but not every scorp has the same attitude, If theres a really skitty one and it turns around in defence mode when i nudge, i still nudge gently and allow them to pinch untill they reverse onto my palm. then I do the same thing over again. after a while they'll get use to that (oh by the way, always use the same nudging 'equipment', I use wooden chopsticks) thing goin towards them and they will be chill. Now i don even need the chopsticks anymore.

but like i said not every scorp has the same attitude, there will be some really skittish Heterometrus thats 'untameable' so don push urself n your little jewels so hard. Either im really lucky to have 'tameable' scorps or I just have 'it' Razz haha
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/13/2009, 8:05 pm

I dont want to risk taming my H. Petersii she hurts Sad lol im actually scared of her lol would prolly be more confident handlin my H. Spinigerus Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/13/2009, 8:21 pm

I'd only ever handle my emps. I've had a H. Spinifer once and i'd only pick him up by the last tail section if I needed to move him. Never put him on my hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/14/2009, 5:23 am



that's Angie, Alex's H.Spinifer and she's the tamest. THe 4 x spinifers that Alex gave me(5th instar) are her babies. N thats me 'carrying' her. Honestly I have a phobia of scorps before this,n its because of Angie that i've not only overcome but fell sooooooo deeply in love with her and her babies n her cousins. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/14/2009, 5:27 am

but yeah, if you don feel you should handle yours, then don't. Someone posted that it really stresses them quite a bit when being handled. Angie has been handled all her life so she's pretty docile n chill. Just have to be very careful not to drop her on the floor, she pretty big n heavy.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus handling.   5/14/2009, 5:36 am

wow, she's humongous lol
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