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PostSubject: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/27/2010, 8:42 am

Hey I was just given a 12" squared exo terra tank so im guessing about 5gallon? Is there any scorpions Icould keep in this small space? Im new to the hobby(only kept emperors so an easy to keep scorp would be best) so a basic scorpion would be best .
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/27/2010, 5:37 pm

You can put 1 emp in there. For other smaller species you can put more.
Hmm, I guess the next basic one would be Hadrurus arizonensis, or the desert hairy scorpion.
This is a desert scorpion and it does best alone. You can do Hadogenes paucidens too, the flat rock scorpion.
Opistophthalmus wahlbergi, Heterometrus sp. scorpions, Uroctonus sp. scorpions--these can do as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 3:37 am

Oooh ok thanks ill have a look into them, out of the ones you listed what ones could be communal in the given tank size if any?
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 4:00 am

You could probably house 2-3 Uroctonus mordax adults in there.

However, if you get less beginner scorps like bark scorpions, you can house around 5 I'm guessing. These guys pack a punch in their stings though. Centruroides vittatus will probably work, but make sure they are all adults and are provided some vertical hides (standing pieces of wood/bark).

You can put in less, as some people like to give lots of room to their scorpions.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 4:05 am

ok thanks for all the help when you say "pack a punch" does that mean ill be out cold on the floor or just scream like a baby for a while?
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 4:16 am

lol
It'll hurt a lot more than a bee sting. Reports suggest it'll be extremely painful and last for quite a while, but is not potent. I haven't read much on it, but it is highly unlikely you'll die.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 4:18 am

Oooh thats fine then Very Happy Whats the common name of Uroctonus mordax
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 5:03 am

I believe it's the Western Forest Scorpion or the California Forest Scorpion.

Just curious, why do you want to know the common name?
Btw, Uroctonus mordax have mild venom, so they're fairly safe.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 2:17 pm

Because the shops round here arent to good at latin/scientific names and its sometimes easier to get pictures of them etc with the common name
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 3:07 pm

where are you exactly? you cant have bark scorpions without a DWA if your in england but i think mordax are ok. if you are in the area where mordax live go find some with a blacklight.
also if you ask mike nicely he might have a few spare.
personally i would go with a desert hairy. big and aggressive and pretty much always out in the open but the sting isnt too bad so they make a good display species.

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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 5:23 pm

aaah im in england haha
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 6:12 pm

its not worth applying for DWA unless you are going to have a big collection or make some money from it. it costs loads in some areas and is a lot of hassle.
i would definitely go with a desert hairy if you are sure you want it for scorpions.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/28/2010, 9:08 pm

Desert Hairy scorps are cool, they like to dig around a lot.
U. mordax are not native to England, btw.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 5:06 am

I know we dont really have any scorpons here. Theres used to be some in some areas like escaped colonies or something but im guessing there all gone. Problem is I haven't seen any desert hairy's around here. Would they be easy to order? and how much should i be paying for one?
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 5:44 am

could be as much as 30, ask your local shop if they can get them in and how much it will cost.
we do have a native scorp species, euscorpius (something) which live in walls in areas like devon if i remember correctly, but they are rare and your better off buying them.
here you are, lee has some: http://www.thespidershop.co.uk/insect/index.php?cPath=50_35
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 5:45 am

you might also be interested in the whip scorpions, there quite odd, but i dont know how easily you would be able to see them because of the humidity.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 6:04 am

I think its flavicaudis off the top of my head - Euscorpius Flavicaudis.
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 12:50 pm

yea that sounds right...
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PostSubject: Re: 12" Exo Terra tank   6/29/2010, 4:23 pm

haha I was looking at them earlier Razz they are odd !
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