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PostSubject: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/13/2012, 9:00 am

im new to the invertabrate trade and currently have only 1 scorpion in my collection im curious as to what other species are calm enough to handle and wont put me in the hospital (im not allergic to bee stings of any sort)
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/13/2012, 8:13 pm

First let me welcome you to the best scorpion forum on the web. Secondly be very careful with all scorps. I'd say do some research. Find the least venomous and the least aggressive, then go to work.
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 4:01 am

Scorpions generally do not like to be handled.
I know it's tempting, I was the same when I started. But I would advise against it, as not to stress/harm the scorpion, specially if you're planning on doing it regularly.
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:27 am

what about asia forrest scorpions and desert hairy's ? also i like the thick tailed scorpion look any of those scorpions have a particulary painful sting ?
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:28 am

BTW i dont particulary handle my emperor alot just in front of guests (you know to show em off a bit)
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:36 am

If you really want to handle occasionally, go for AFS, not all of them can be handled though (some species are more aggressive).
By thicktail I suppose you mean Parabuthus... you donīt want to get your hands near those.
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:40 am

Yeah Heterometrus/Pandinus can be held without too much fuss but I don't recommend making it a regular thing, only occasionally, due to the stress it can put them under.

Definitely leave handling fat/thick tailed scorps like Parabuthus and Androctonus to GS Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:43 am

ok guys im new to this so give me some common names for these scorpions please lol i have a good insect wholesaler a few towns over but he is a little red in the neck so i dont know how mutch help the scientific names are gonna be for him
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:45 am

so the Heterometrus are the asian forrest scorps right ? id like something with a noticably thinker tail i like the heavy artilery look
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:49 am

Trouble with buying scorpions by common name is you won't know what actual species you'll be getting. Most common names could mean multiple species. What really is an Asian Forest Scorpion? Could be one of a number of different species that are all hard to tell apart.

Also anything with a much thicker tail usually means it has more potent venom and definitely advise against handling.

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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 8:53 am

well im going to need full scientific names then when i give an order to my dealer... unless any of you gents have one to sell
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 9:14 am

Check out Hoffmannius spinigerus. They don't have a bad sting, the tail is pretty fat in comparison to the body and they're pretty easy to get hold of. They're pretty small and fast though so not suitable for handling at all.

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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 9:20 am

ok.. do you know of any really good online sellers ? ive seen a few differnt pages but most deal in tarantula's Sad i want a wide variety of scorps and tailess scorps
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 9:24 am

Check the classifieds here at the forum
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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 9:41 am

Ken the bug guy seems to get great reviews from that side of the pond and has a HUGE list.

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PostSubject: Re: other than emperor scorpions what other species are handalable ?   2/14/2012, 9:43 am

Nobody can tell which scorpion will remain "calm" during handling as no one will know for sure what is the scorpion thinking at any point of time, thus making scorpions unpredictable.

Handling are always not recommended, especially to beginners. They lack the necessary knowledge e.g. what a particular scorpion's venom can do to them or the impact it does to the surrounding. e.g. In the event that a highly venomous scorpion was lost in a home where there might be infants or young children around.

For the more experience keepers, you do not see them asking opinions on handling scorpions as they know that there are always risks in handling, and in the event of mishaps, they can only hold themselves responsible for their own decisions *including myself

As a beginner, it is a wiser decision to spend more time researching on the ideal captive conditions they can provide to the scorpions they are keeping or planing to keep and not trying to get opinions from forumers on which scorpion they should start handling next.

Before further discussion regarding suggestion for scorpion handling or off-topic conversation (regarding to the purchase of scorpions) continues, this thread will be closed.

For buying/sales related, as suggested by DolbyR & Jay, please use the classified instead.

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