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PostSubject: I. maculatus found in the CR   9/13/2011, 12:40 pm

HI guys,

This is what prompted me to register to this awesome Forum

Found this I. maculatus on our cr while I was taking a bath. It's around 1.5 inches long.

How long does this critters get? I placed him on a cocopeat substrate.
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PostSubject: Re: I. maculatus found in the CR   9/13/2011, 1:28 pm

hey i dont know anything about these however i did a quick search and found this on a foreign i think french site ive run it through a translator so some parts may not make sense lol

Family: Buthidae
Genus and species: Isometrus maculatus
Common name: Small brown scorpion, scorpion twig.

Present in tropical latitudes around the world, from Spain to Australia
via Africa, America (North and South) and Asia.
Description: Scorpion filiform medium, long and narrow, with claws and tail very long. Although its appearance varies from one region to another, it is generally light brown to beige, often dotted with darker spots.
Adult size: 5-8 inches.
Number of teeth of the combs: Male: from 16 to 20. Female: 15 to 19 (criterion not decisive for sexing).
: Males are larger than females, especially because they have
proportionately to the body a metasoma (tail) longer than these. However, it is necessary to compare specimens of both sexes in order to perceive the difference.
Behaviour: Very quick and relatively timid, he generally prefers fly that deal. However, he always attacks by biting, often several times.
Toxicity of the venom: Medium (2 / 4). Although painful, the sting, the effects similar to those of a large wasp sting is considered harmless to humans.

Reproduction and life cycle

Gestation period: 2 to 3 months.
Size of a litter: No variable, from 18 to 30 individuals.
Number of stages before adulthood: 6-7.
Life expectancy: 2-3 years, 10 months to reach adulthood.

Maintenance conditions

Daytime temperature: 26 to 30 C.
Night temperature: 20 to 22 C.
Winter diapause: No.
Humidity: 40% to 70% depending on the source of the specimens (in all cases, an average of 55% should be fine).
Drinker: Ongoing.
Friendliness: Excellent. It is even said that it is easier to acclimate I.maculatus group!
Type and thickness of substrate: 3 to 5 cm of a mixture of dry sand (third) and peat (2 / 3).
Size of the terrarium: This species is arboreal, they prefer a good amount of terrarium. A tank 30x30x30 (type Exoterra) should suffice for a small group of 3 or 4 specimens.
Heating / lighting: Heating Cable (25W minimum) and natural lighting.
Used to feed on the larvae moving under the bark, I.maculatus prefer
moths of hives and other termites to the usual crickets. Cockroaches of modest size are perfect.
Type of shelter privileged branches and bark.

Tips and Tricks

For some reason, Isometrus maculatus is not present in our farms. Yet it is a species very prudent or advisable for the beginner to the inexperienced breeder. Indeed, it combines the following characteristics:
- This is the most common scorpion in the world (it is found on every continent except Antarctica).
- This is one of the least dangerous of the family Buthidae.
- It is quite robust and easily acclimatized in captivity.
- This species is extremely sociable.
- It is relatively small cache, sitting by standing still for long hours on a branch.
- It's fairly simple to replicate.

order to provide an environment I.maculatus as welcoming as possible,
be placed in the vertical direction a tangle of branches, vines, bark
and other plants (natural or artificial) that will serve both hunting
ground that cache. Terrarium funds (including cork) are also very popular.

Please note that this species does not seem to like a too high humidity. Care
should be taken therefore to keep the substrate dry enough, however, by
building a wet corner with a trough and possibly foam. Water is sprayed in the area about once a week, taking care not to soak the entire substrate.

Finally, it is advisable to pay close attention to the speed and excellent climbing skills of I.maculatus. Combined with filiform morphology, these characteristics make him a master of evasion.
Caution (especially for users Exoterra)!

hope this helps?

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PostSubject: Re: I. maculatus found in the CR   9/13/2011, 1:48 pm

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