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PostSubject: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 2:46 pm

I'm thinking about buying my first scorpion, but I'm a bit unsure of which. Centruroides hentzi, uroctonus mordax, centruroides vittatus and smeringurus mesaensis are species I consider, but I'm completely open to other species as well.

I want one that is pretty easy to keep. It's a plus if it's active, but I suppose the individuality plays a part in that.

Which one would you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 2:49 pm

Pick the one you would like to see moving for the next 5 years. Attention and the will to take care for it beats weather or not it is highly venomous or not.

So which one attracts your eye most out of that list?
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 3:02 pm

+1

I'd say your looking at Desert Species too.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 3:26 pm

I've been looking at other species, including desert species, but they haven't caught my interest.

I'll have to say that the Centruroides Vittatus and the Smeringurus Mesaensis are the ones that I am most interested in.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 3:38 pm

Here is a care sheet on both;

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t911-smeringurus-mesaensis-care
http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t1132-centruroides-vittatus

I would go with the C. Vittatus, it just sounds like it's what your looking for.

Congratulations on surviving on this earth for 110 years by the way
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 3:53 pm

I like to keep my age anonymous Laughing

Hm... The C. Vittatus is most likely the one I'll buy.


Thanks for the answers!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 3:59 pm

I'd say that is a very tasteful choice!
That said, I have some Parabuthus for you! Interested? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 4:05 pm

A great choice indeed, and never mind Pluto, he's the local wacko in this forum ... Razz

I'm kidding, he's a great guy, haha
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 4:15 pm

Viking I help when I can, the rest you have got to take with it rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/29/2011, 4:17 pm

Haha!

To get a Parabuthus is definitely what a newbie should Laughing Sounded like a plan.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:06 am

My 3 suggestions based on a lot of research and being a beginner as well.

1. Emperor scorpion
2. Flat rock scorpion
3. Desert hairy scorpion

All are very popular, lots of info around, easy to care for, readily available and not very dangerous!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:07 am

P.S i plan to own all 3 of those, right now i just have one emp. Next I will get the desert hairy then a flat rock =)
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:28 am

I've been looking at the Emperor scorpions in the local pet store since I was a little child, and have chosen not to buy one of those. I have looked at the Desert Hairy scorpion and the Flat Rock scorpion too, but they haven't caught my interest as much as the four stated earlier.

Thanks for the tips though, that's always appreciated Smile

Good luck with your scorpions! Maybe I'll get some more after a while too.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:38 am

I'd go with the Centruroides vittatus if I were you .They are cool looking , not very venomous
(a 2 out of 5) and really easy to care for . I have 1 adult already and just picked up 2 slings today (2i) .

anyway good luck with whatever your choice is .
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:45 am

Smeringurus mesaensis are nice also and supposedly not quick to sting.
I will probably pick 1 up Wednesday when I get some more cash. (if they still have it)
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 1:55 am

I think I'll buy the C. Vittatus. Who knows, maybe I'll get myself a second scorpion sometime. Then I might choose the Smeringurus Mesaensis.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:03 am

If you like the C. vittatus you can always get another down the road they are communal (as adults)

whereas S. mesaensis are not.

In my opinion a tank with a bunch of scorps always looks cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:07 am

+1 on the communal tanks. Nothing quite as awesome as looking into a good enclosure full of awesome scorpions!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:16 am

That's also an option. A tank with more than one scorpion has something special to it, for sure.

I'll see what happens after I've got my first. Maybe I'll buy a new tank with a S. Mesaensis, or I might just buy a C. Vittatus.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:19 am

In any case welcome to the forum, and enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:27 am

Thank you! I'm sure I will.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:42 am

I don't know the prices their in Norway, but here C. vittatus has always been alot cheaper
which would leave you more money for a good enclosure.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 2:50 am

I actually doubt that I'll find the species in Norway. The only species I've seen is the Emperor and some Heterometrus spp.

I'll go to some pet stores, but the chance of me having to import is pretty big.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 3:04 am

Either way whatever you get will be cool and the right choice for you so good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner scorpion   5/30/2011, 3:08 am

Thank you for your help!
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