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PostSubject: End of season   11/12/2011, 8:22 am

Hey guys .. Very Happy .. Yeah, the weather has closed the door to any thoughts of further expansion this year so until it picks up again this is what i've got to keep myself busy with:

1.1 A.bicolor .. I can't make up my mind if the female is adult or not. She's two thirds the size of the male and well porky. In the thought that she's approaching molt i've moved her terrarium to a warmer area of my scorp room and introduced a small cap filled with small pebbles and water that i've been re-filling once a week. Had a look at her this morning and she looks unchanged. She's on and off with food....Heres the well feisty male.


1.1 A.amoreuxi .. In this case the male is one molt from adult so he's basically getting the same treatment as the female bicolor. These will be paired a week to a fortnight after he's molted. Here's the female upon receipt.


0.0.4 R.garridoi .. These should be 2.2 but as i got these at instar 4-5 i guess theres no way to be completely sure. I'm keeping these dry with a light spray once a week and at high 20 temperatures (28D-22/23N). They are feisty, voracious feeders that'll even leave their ambush position to grab a passing cricket. If they keep this behaviour up they'll soon be adults.


0.0.5 H.jayakari .. I got these as very plump and lively second instar scorps. They are housed individually and positioned in the rooms warmest spot (33/35D- 26N). I initially thought they might be approaching molt so they got no food the first 2 or 3 days i had them. Then i tried a small cricket with one of them and despite being disturbed the scorp grabbed it the moment it came into range. Since then they've been getting 4 small crickets a week. These scorps immediately adopt the classic defensive position as soon as they are disturbed and look so cool. I've already sexed them and quite incredibly i have 3.2 which couldn't be better. Waiting for them to start refusing food Wink


0.0.1 R.princeps .. This second instar princeps is a third the size of the second instar jayakari. I don't know if thats normal or if this guy was the runt of the litter. Otherwise it seems fit and healthy. Keeping it in the same position in the room as the garridoi although here i'm holding a small corner constantly damp.


0.1 H. saulcyi .. This is a pregnant female who looks as if she could get a bit bigger yet. Anyone know the gestation time of this species? Keeping her dry with a small cap and pebbles with water. Temps 28D-23N..


What about you guys that also have a dead period. What have you got going on to keep yourself busy with?




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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/13/2011, 11:17 am

You've gathered a nice collection so far. Any pics yet?

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What about you guys that also have a dead period. What have you got going on to keep yourself busy with?

I can find Ts locally, so probably I'll focus on building up my collection until the spring when I'll be able to get scorps shipped more safely.
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/13/2011, 1:09 pm

I build bicycles from the ground up, and get tattooed over the winter. This year isn't looking like a good year for a new bike build. I'm running out of storage...

Maybe I'll follow Dolby's lead and buy T's. We have exactly two shops worth a damn here.
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/13/2011, 2:10 pm

Yeh you're right Dolby .. about time i got a few pics put up Wink
Apart from Euscorpious do you find any other types of scorpion in Bulgaria? .. and i didn't know there were Ts in Bulgaria!

Streettrash .. Sounds like you'll be getting a bit more ink this year then Wink How is it in the states now with obtainable scorpion species...The ongoing agro in the middle east must be bringing a few in?
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/13/2011, 4:08 pm

We have an abundance of the usual Egyptian scorpions. Lq, A. australis, A. bicolor, S. maurus. We have also P. liosoma, and transvaalicus. That's pretty much it for easily obtainable Buthidae. We do get the odd Tityus, mostly stigmurus as they are parthenogenetic, as well as H. hottentotta. Seems like everyone is just giving those away basically. The only Rhopalurus that is somewhat available is R. junceus. Pretty much anyone that collects scorpions has the same collection here consisting of the above mentioned species, and the native Centruroides. This is part of the reason that I have been putting more focus into T's lately. I envy the scorpion collections I see coming from keepers in Europe and the Philippines.
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/13/2011, 6:28 pm

No, we don't have Ts here, I meant I can easily buy them here as we have quite a few breeders. Not the same with scorps though.

Besides 3 species of Euscorpius, there's not really other scorpions. There are some reports for Mesobuthus gibbosus in southern Bulgaria, near the greek border, but finding them here is pretty rare.

Den, where you from btw? Not sure I remember if you've mentioned it before.
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/14/2011, 2:34 am



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Den, where you from btw? Not sure I remember if you've mentioned it before.

Im English but i live in northern Germany...much to the envy of my English DWA restricted friends .. although i often find myself missing my home patch...pros and cons to everything eh..Wink
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PostSubject: Re: End of season   11/14/2011, 9:00 am

nice collection you have especially H jayakari and A bicolor. love the massive tail.wicked!
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