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PostSubject: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 12:44 pm

These kind of things just bug the hell out of me for some reason, and it feels like I'm seeing more and more of them.

-- Calling them "black emps." As opposed to the purple variety? Sure, there's P. cavimanus, but I've only ever heard those called "red claws" and never "red emps."

-- Spelling it "emporer" or "scorpian" Both of these make me want to hit my head on the wall -- I was corresponding with a teacher once about a bug-related outreach, and no matter how many times I spelled it "scorpion" and changed the spelling in her replies, she STILL kept spelling it that way!

-- "OMG my emp had babi3s what now?!?!"

-- Seeing forest scorpions kept on sand This irritates me more in the media than it does with naive keepers, because then it just perpetuates misinformation

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Anyone else have something that ticks them off when keeping scorpions?

(it feels kinda good to get this off my chest)

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 12:53 pm

i get this alot... " is it poisoiness??? "
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 1:44 pm

My usual response is "no, you can eat them."

What's worse is when people see me handling my gigantic Heterometrus of awesome and automatically think it's been de-venomized.

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 5:40 pm

People who over"play" with it thinking it's a mammal that has a high metabolism wich it can use to constantly be active.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 7:52 pm

what, none of you have gotten the "do they bite?" line yet?
I know some of you have from AB, I think that where I saw it
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 8:00 pm

Well, my emp bit me.
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 8:23 pm

i get this responce of, why would you or anyone keep things or even like them
My responce is, Do you like dogs, they say yeah of course i do, who don't, i say i like them for the similar reason why you like and have dogs


I also had this comment before, How do you sleep at night with all of those in your house.
My responce is, same as you do at night.

Ask this before, are you married, i say no, they say, i was why, my responce is afet that, BUT, i am engaged to the same female i had been with for 11yrs now and we have 1 child and 1 one the way.

here is a good one in my opinion
Normal people have animals like dogs or cats
my responce to that was " I guess i am half normal for i have 3 cats "
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/20/2008, 8:58 pm

They're animals of teh devil
They're ugly
Why doesn't it move
Is it dead
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 12:27 pm

i hate it when people say- "what if it escapes and kills you?" whats it gonna do - shoot me?
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 5:50 pm

"did they cut the stinger off or take the poison gland off?"
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 10:51 pm

Eddy i have that question too many times
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 10:57 pm

Not to insult my Mexican culture but where I'm from people are so convinced scorpions are Really dangerous (well they are over there) that I just tell them that I cut the poison gland off my self... Neutral .
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 11:06 pm

lol
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 11:14 pm

A directly quoted conversation from today:

"Have you ever been stung?"

"Once."

"Did you die... Well I guess you didn't die, you're still here."
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 11:22 pm

had that question before

even asked if it hurt
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/21/2008, 11:54 pm

Luckily I've only been stung by H. paucidens, so I can tell them it didn't hurt at all . . . as I offer them my A. mauritanicus. Twisted Evil

(That last part was a joke.)

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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/22/2008, 9:25 am

ive actually had good responses from people. The people at work ask questions and want to learn and try to understand WHY I love scorpions!
Ok sometimes ive had "DISGUSTING" and I just tell them to basically shut up and be more respectful!
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/22/2008, 2:16 pm

*Connie* wrote:
ive actually had good responses from people. The people at work ask questions and want to learn and try to understand WHY I love scorpions!
Ok sometimes ive had "DISGUSTING" and I just tell them to basically shut up and be more respectful!
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/22/2008, 3:16 pm

you tell em connie
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/22/2008, 3:23 pm

Embarassed
What can I say...I get passionate about scorpions and not to be used as an OOCQ!....
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PostSubject: Re: Pet Peeves in the Hobby   4/22/2008, 3:43 pm

i hear ya on that
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