I had read the Rules prior to posting this as I wanted to be sure I was not over stepping any boundaries.
I live in the more southern portion of Arizona near the Boarder and we have ENORMOUS amounts of scorpions. Several differing species; certainly over half a dozen.....I live in a rural area and just for amusement I had collected about 45 in a evening's work. That is NO exaggeration!
On our end, we have no legal issues with selling them to the best of my knowledge as none have been identified as a State endangered species, etc. My question is: IS there a market for scorpions?
They are looked upon as pests and are SO prolific that collecting in some areas is ridiculously easy. We have VERY large black Emperor scorpion examples that are generally outstanding examples and many smaller species that can be collected at certain times of the year in abundance.
I would want to apologize in advance if any believe that commercialization of collecting is inappropriate but I am quite curious as they are so incredibly available! If, however it's more appropriate to discuss this subject on a direct Email basis I would have no trouble leaving my Email to that hobbyists could contact me directly. I have heard of shipping within the continental USA of sample arachnids & the methodology is familiar to me. I am very curious if certain species would bring some level of commercial interest, frankly.
Personally, I don not see this as a inappropriate commercial feeler as the agenda would be to collect for hobbyists and professionals. The abundance is SO high in my area that they have been eaten, and utilized in excessive numbers.....but SOME are decidedly more unique than others. Please let me know your feelings on this and if you would like to correspond I am genuinely interested in doing so.