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PostSubject: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 12:18 am

hey guys i have this really really tiny scoprion that's like the size of a dime. ill upload a pic of him in a min. i really need help on how to take care of him guys. please reply. my friend caught it today, it was in a cup at a local resturant. the location is southern oregon like 5 mins north of the oregon california border. please reply quickly i would like to raise him but if i can't get help in time imma just release him. THANX!!
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 12:33 am

It was in a cup? The pix will draw an immediate response, there aren't many species in that region.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 12:36 am

ya my friend almost served it to someone! was crazy but ya im puttin em on right now. was trying to figure out how to put one on...lol do i put "host image" or "insert image" ?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 1:07 am

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ya my friend almost served it to someone! was crazy but ya im puttin em on right now. was trying to figure out how to put one on...lol do i put "host image" or "insert image" ?

Alright, I uploaded the first pic. It's an awfully small pic but I'm gonna throw this one into Mike's court by saying it looks like a Uroctonus when I zoom in really close. The northwest is not my region but that's my guess.

So for all of you wondering, here's the pic of LtLoquat's scorp:

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 1:32 am

Juvenile U. mordax. Keep it on the humid side, give it something to burrow in.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 1:35 am

ok sounds good. I'll prob have more questions tomorrow because i wanna make sure he lives. thanks man
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 1:54 am

about how big will this guy get and how quickly will it grow?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 4:33 am

about 4" over a couple years to mature
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 11:40 am

Sorry Ras, but adults top out at around 2" including the metasoma. The day I see a 4" U. mordax I'll eat my hat.

But yeah, they take a couple years to mature.

Adult female:




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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 12:45 pm

Mike, I blame you!!! Start taking your pix at the end of the ruler because I overcompensated with the metasoma curled up on last November's SOTM on VL - I'm holding you solely responsible for this one because I haven't slept yet and I reserve that right.

Where the heck did you get such black U. mordax and why don't I have any?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 8:09 pm

haha very helpful guys. i got the little guy in a deli cup with the cup has holes and i severed the head of a baby cricket for food for him. he seems to only be concerned with hiding in a burrow though. any incentive i can give to make him eat?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 8:28 pm

Don't worry about it, it's a burrowing species; leave the cricket overnight and discard the remains in the morning (crickets are a renewable resource, haha - I'll laugh harder when they go extinct).

Sorry, I was out cold when you were im-ing me.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 11:42 pm

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Where the heck did you get such black U. mordax and why don't I have any?

Oregon Coast Range. Razz Those found in the Cascades aren't quite as dark, but are close.

If you still have the two babies I sold you in January they should come out a similar color. Their mom was caught in the same locale.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 11:45 pm

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Where the heck did you get such black U. mordax and why don't I have any?

Oregon Coast Range. Razz Those found in the Cascades aren't quite as dark, but are close.

If you still have the two babies I sold you in January they should come out a similar color. Their mom was caught in the same locale.

The first one passed when I had to move them into the camper with me and the second passed when I moved the animals out of the camper - they were the only casualties surrounding the camper which blew my mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/26/2009, 11:48 pm

Sad

I've got some more for sale from this year's broods -- but they haven't been as well-fed as I had around 80 to take care of instead of 26.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 12:12 am

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Sad

I've got some more for sale from this year's broods -- but they haven't been as well-fed as I had around 80 to take care of instead of 26.


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I'm broke and am trying to come up with the fundage to acquire some species I want from someone having to leave the hobby for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 4:55 pm

my sling hasn't eaten in like 2 days. should i be concerned? i took the cricket out this morning which seemed to still be complete. i dont think it ate at all. any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 6:31 pm

Don't worry about it, I've seen slings ignore food for days
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 6:51 pm

ok ya i was hoping he's like a snake and only eats once every few days. im just nervous cuz he's new and dying is NOT an option Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 7:14 pm

Actually, very much like snakes - some species have been known to deny food for months. If yours denies food for more than a week, then I'd be a little concerned - when I had my U. mordax slings, one of them didn't eat for 2wks on a few occasions; this behavior bothered me because I tend to own scorps like myself...high metabolism and constantly stuffing their face (Buthids mainly).
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 7:26 pm

haha ok sounds good. i took the cricket out cuz he was lookin a little expired. should i put another in tonight before dark?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 7:31 pm

No, give it a couple days and try again
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/27/2009, 7:37 pm

ok im thinking ill get a little larger container in a bit and put some coco fiber in there like the care sheet says. then would maple branches be ok for decoration?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/28/2009, 8:04 am

We're still talking about the mordax? Yeah, I'll ignore mine for weeks at a time and they'll be fine. Sometimes they'll refuse or ignore prey, sometimes they'll attack it.

As for tanks and decor and whatnot, your specimen is pretty small still, so a larger container isn't really necessary (unless you really want to put it in a bigger tank). Maple branches would be fine, just throw them in the oven a bit to prevent bringing in any unpleasant pathogens.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with new scorp.   10/28/2009, 8:07 am

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We're still talking about the mordax? Yeah, I'll ignore mine for weeks at a time and they'll be fine. Sometimes they'll refuse or ignore prey, sometimes they'll attack it.

As for tanks and decor and whatnot, your specimen is pretty small still, so a larger container isn't really necessary (unless you really want to put it in a bigger tank). Maple branches would be fine, just throw them in the oven a bit to prevent bringing in any unpleasant pathogens.

Him and I had a convo about this earlier when he showed me his planned setup via webcam. Good setup but too large, told him to give it a few molts and keep it where it is.
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