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PostSubject: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:03 pm

So I have been after these guys for a while. Since I won't drive and the best spots for scorpion hunting are miles upon miles outside of the city, I have had little opportunity to get out looking for them. Anuroctonus phaiodactylus live in only one are of my home state. A recent classifieds transaction led me to a new acquaintance that shares a bit of interest in going blacklighting. We went out last weekend only to find P. boreus after P. boreus. We knew we were in the right area, but were missing something.

Last nights adventure proved to be much more successful. It seems that these scorpions prefer hard packed dirt in grassy, hilly areas. On our previous trek I had noticed some spots that I felt looked rather promising so we went to check them out. We weren't out of the car for ten minutes before I spotted one. I knew the second the glow hit my eyes that it was the beast we had come for. Over the course of the evening we managed to capture seven of them. Four were adult males, and three unsexed sub-adults. We saw several females hanging out of their burrows, but they quickly retreated when the light hit them. The females of this species rarely leave their burrow so catching one involved an excavation, and they dig pretty decent sized burrows.

An interesting note: These scorpions were out and actively on the hunt last night. The night temperature in the West Desert last night was around 60 F, or 15.5 C. Still active!

Here are a few pictures of the three I kept.

The two adults.



The bigger of the two. Notice anything strange about the acleus?





The smaller adult. He's lost a foot to mycosis it seems.





The sub-adult. It's about as big as a. adult P. boreus.





The Sub-adult will be going into a tank with deep substrate and a small partial false bottom. They are hard to get through molts in captivity.


These guys are awesome. They are extremely defensive as is evident from the threat posture in the photographs. Another common name for them is the swollen stinger scorpion. If you didn't notice they have a pronounced bulb at the base of the acleus. This is only present on adult males. I love their black fingers, and the attitude! The juvie is the meanest of the bunch. Not bad for a 150 mile round trip! I'm very happy to have finally added these to my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:31 pm

Nice and grats!

Weird telson. I like it xD

Very nice scorps indeed
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:37 pm

Thanks!

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, those little tubs with black sand were the temporary containers.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:44 pm

Nice!
They do resemble a "Hector version" of Scorpio maurus palmatus (although there's no such species) with their darken chelas' tip Razz Very cool
Their backs has been polished from pic #8 onwards? Glossy!


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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:52 pm

What is the venom like on these ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 10:55 pm

Big balls of fire, they got nuts instead of a vesicle!
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 11:05 pm

They have a pretty mild venom from what I understand. They belong to the same family as Hadrurus sp. scorpions, Iuridae.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/3/2011, 11:07 pm

Yes GS, they do indeed resemble a "Hector" version of Scorpio maurus. That was my exact though when I first saw them!
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/4/2011, 12:08 am

very nice come up.
i wouldnt doubt their in a lil scorpion mafia,look at em!!
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/4/2011, 12:20 am

Yes. Quite the attitude they have.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/4/2011, 7:44 am

Very nice scorpions. Their telsons look so odd.

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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/4/2011, 11:33 am

wow these are awesome love the dark tipped claws Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/4/2011, 12:57 pm

Thanks Bex!
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 6:53 am

These are one of my favorite scorps, I still havent gotten around to adding one to my collection yet though Sad Nice find!
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 11:01 am

PM me if you are interested. My buddy is selling his.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 1:52 pm

Glad to see you finally found what you were looking for! Very cool scorpions Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 2:05 pm

Yes I'm very happy to have them. My buddy doesn't share the same enthusiasm for scorpions that I do. He like T's.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 2:07 pm

I watched arachnophobia last night. I'm pretty sure the female T they used at the end was not at all like the other spiders they were using for the movie. I was laughing pretty hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 2:48 pm

id have them shame your so far away Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 8:19 pm

I love Arachnophobia! I haven't seen it for a minute though.

Bex, You need to find some way to get some. Maybe Snowgoose can import some next year...
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 9:00 pm

omg i need to watch that movie again.i always check the toilets because of that movie.
ill pm you about your buddies mafias in a bit.i might want them.
there is one thing that i like about ts that scorpions dont do.some pay rent by making pretty webs.
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PostSubject: Re: Anuroctonus phaiodactylus "Mafia Scorpion"   10/5/2011, 9:10 pm

It's true. They are much easier to come by too.
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