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PostSubject: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 12:33 pm

This might be a rethread but I would like to hear how you guys got into scorpions.

I never even thought of them until my buddy got one when we were at a pet store. I held it a few times but kept my distance. After I got out of the military a little over a year ago I started contemplating what animals I would get. Then I remembered the Emp my buddy had. So when I was at a local reptile show I found one and that started the obsession. I also came home with a Nile Monitor and a Jungle Carpet python Very Happy .

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 12:40 pm

I'm still not sure how it started with me -- I've always been a bug person, and for some reason scorpions just kept sounding cooler and cooler, even though they freaked me out a little bit. Then I finally bought a pair of emps. That was less than two years ago.

Maybe I chose scorps to contrast my fiancee's thing for tarantulas. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 12:43 pm

i started with tarantulas some time ago. few months later i somehow get tempted by the scorpions and get my first emp. i was suprised how little did i know about them back then. now im concentrated on Hottentotta spp. but i keep also many other species and im still learning.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 1:06 pm

I always like scorpions, from as long as I can remember. My Mother when away on holiday when I got older would bring back scorpion gifts, like a purse with a scorpion on it. I dont know why I like them...ok I do. they are just wonderful fasinating creatures.
Their body shape, that quick tail with the sting...just super cool!
A few years ago I wanted my own scorpion but she said not under her roof, so I got a tattoo instead *hehe*

But when I moved out last year, I bought two and now have babies as well!

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 4:02 pm

taking trips to OKC as a child and encountering them everywhere. it started like this: dinosaurs --> reptiles/amphibians --> invertebrates.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 5:06 pm

That's funny because that is exactly how it worked out for me

I was obsessed with dinosaurs then when I turned 11 I got my first snake. By 12 I had 9 of them. After the military I started the invert thing.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 5:45 pm

my mom wasn't hip to me having any animals that have been portrayed as "evil" so I stuck with turtles from 9-16 and moved up from there when I went on my own. we were in OKC for 5mo once and I had a pretty decent collection of misc snakes and scorpions that she didn't know about but (being on 6ac of partially wooded land makes that easy).
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 8:47 pm

Reason 1)Durango.

Reason 2)I always found "bugs" to have awesome abilities unlike other sections of the animal kingdom.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/26/2008, 11:24 pm

My parents never let me have anything cool growing up -- the bug collection started when I moved out to go to college.

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PostSubject: into scorp   3/27/2008, 7:54 am

how it started
i went into the pet shop for something for my cat "mind you shes 12 years old now" the cat is
well a fine little brunette works in this pet store also
she came up to me when i was checking out the scorps and said they are cool and down hill from there
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/27/2008, 10:33 am

so a cute girl got you into scorps...what ever happened to her?
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/27/2008, 11:18 am

Well I had always wanted a tarantula for like years. One day when I was 17 I decided to get one. Not really decided, my boyfriend convinced me they were so cool and I should just do it. So I went out and bought a rosehair. He got himself an emperor scorpion and told me how cool it was. After much prodding I finally got my Tanzanian redclaw and the obsession grew from there. Later he told me he only bought his stuff to impress me lol.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/27/2008, 8:42 pm

well i came back to the pet store to talk to her some more then i figured out she had at least to boyfriends
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/27/2008, 8:48 pm

g-thing wrote:
well i came back to the pet store to talk to her some more then i figured out she had at least to boyfriends

that's a damn shame - I would've stolen her anyways
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   3/28/2008, 12:41 am

i was at a Expo and fell inlove with a Heterometrus sp. i had readt alot about scorpions before so i figgured i wanted one. But when she looked at me at the expo i knew i wanted her.. hehe then 1 became 10.. and 10 became around 70 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/7/2008, 6:36 pm

My wife is from El Paso. Prior to knowing her, scorpions would show up to her house all the time. But OH...the day I show up, they're no where to be found. I spent years looking for those little bastages.

Late last year, my wife and I are in Death Valley. 2 nights of blacklighting all-for-naught. Dejected, we packed up and while exiting the park stopped at a general store where we lo and behold we find an early instar H. arizoneses (I think) milling around the t-shirt section. EUREKA! I got permission from the clerk, captured it in a KK, and headed home a happy camper.

The next morning I find it dead (it was missing its last metasomal segment). S...O.....B....

That very day, I went online and started looking up information on scorpions. I found sites like this and the rest was history. This was barely 6-7 months ago.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/7/2008, 9:24 pm

My first emperor was thrust upon me several years back. A friend who was still under 16 brought home an emperor and his mom and dad freaked he asked me to take it so that his dad didn't kill it. I went over to get it and it was outside overnight in 40 temps in an open air cage on crushed walnut shells with out a water dish (it would have died in his 'care' if I didn't take it) It live nearly 2 years and I've had over 100 adults and babies (Hets and Pandinus [now H paus.]) since then.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/9/2008, 11:27 am

i think i got into keeping scorpions cause i used to keep snakes,i had a cali king and a rough greensnake,and when i went up to the pet store to buy mice and crix . i looked into a cage and saw a emp scorpion movin about and i was fascinated. Very Happy so a year later i got one.pinchy.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/9/2008, 10:29 pm

What is it with people naming their first emps Pinchy and Stingy? scratch

Mine were Palpatine and Cleopatra.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/9/2008, 10:32 pm

Mine was Debo and then Muerta.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/9/2008, 10:34 pm

mines were shade, shadow (her dad), and pierce.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/11/2008, 11:47 pm

i only got into scorpions last week and already have 3 [though i do have a lot mor pets like snakes and lizards ect.]
i got into scorps after researching for a protest against illegally gambling on fighting animals. i saw one fight which (although highly disturbing and cruel) was quite fasinating and showed ho fiercely a scorpion would protect itself, which made me think about having one....i diddnt get one Sad.
















I GOT THREE!!!!!!!!! lol:D:D
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/11/2008, 11:50 pm

any pictures?
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/11/2008, 11:52 pm

no...i could get some tomrrow though...
when do they stop growing? because scorpio [the male] is 6.5 ish inches and only recently reached maturity
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get into Scorpions?   4/12/2008, 12:31 am

so you've been doing your homework...Very Happy
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