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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/1/2012, 9:13 pm

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The funny thing is, when I bought him, he was in a tank with a MASSIVE female. (I'm guessing 18-20 cm) Unfortunately, she was not for sale because she was gravid, and the pet-shop owners were going to sell the scorplings. (It's the only pet-shop I've ever seen that cares for inverts correctly.)

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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/2/2012, 4:13 am

Damn, thats one big Granulatus. Bigger than some of the Emps I've seen. I see you finally got the A. mauretanicus Smile Very cool looking. Quick question, what is consolidated sand?
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/2/2012, 4:39 am

Thanks Firefly.
Its hard packed sand that wont loose its form when the scorp starts digging.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 1:05 pm

UPDATE:

Received some new scorpions, 0.0.5 Hottentotta saulcyi, 0.0.5 Mesobuthus eupeus and 0.0.5 Orthochirus spp.

H.saulcyi :




This one I would have to guess was really hungry after the trip:




Mesobuthus eupeus, the guy said they are M. eupeus, but I know nothing about these guys. Can anyone confirm that they are indeed M. eupeus?




Then the Orthochirus spp, no idea what spp they are, so I need another ID on these guys:



What are those white things on this ones body?



Thanks for looking.


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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 1:39 pm

as for the white spots, I think is feces. When Scorpions are communal they tend to crap on one another. I could be wrong. As for the Orthochirus, I think is the innesi, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 1:59 pm

Thanks for the help tfleming. I was also going to guess O. innesi as they are the most widely available Orthochirus spp.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 2:36 pm

Which of those is the species that only grows to about 2cm if any? Those Orthochirus are cool looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 2:40 pm

The Orthochirus does, but they are a bit bigger than 2cm. Still pretty small, will get a size reference later.
The Mesobuthus are pretty small as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 3:00 pm

Here is a size reference, the coin in the picture is about the same size as in between a American quarter and a American dollar.


Orthochirus:




Mesobuthus:

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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 3:20 pm

I love those Orthochirus they look very awesome excellent pictures Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 3:26 pm

Thanks Cody. I have to say, the Orthochirus are now my favourite scorp species. Until the babies arrive that is, they are going to be a bitch to raise!
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 4:17 pm

They look like they are close to the same size as adult C.vittatus or are they smaller?
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 4:40 pm

I have no Centruroides in my collection and I know almost nothing about them, how big is C.vittatus?
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 4:50 pm

their body is about the size of an American quarter
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 4:52 pm

They are actually smaller Orthochirus innesi max 3cm. C. Vittatus will go between 6-8 cm.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 5:00 pm

awesome little things wish i could get those or Orthochirus afghanus.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/23/2012, 5:18 pm

Thanks tfleming, didnt know that.
O.afghanus is on my wishlist, hope to get some in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/24/2012, 8:45 am

Are those Orthochirus scorplings or did you decide to go for Adults instead? If the adults are a little bigger than a R2 Coin, then the 2nd instar babies must be close to 5mm? Nice scorpions though, never thought such small scorps would have such thick tails Very Happy Please keep me in mind if you manage to breed them Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/24/2012, 10:14 am

Hey man, they are adults. Will keep you in mind IF I have success breeding and rearing the slings.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/24/2012, 2:35 pm

I contacted the guy I bought the Orthochirus spp from and it turns out that the Orthochirus are afghanus! So happy! Now I need some innesi tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/24/2012, 2:47 pm

whoa grats Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/28/2012, 10:10 pm

Everyone seems to forget about those beautiful Mesobuthus, those are the ones I like! As far as the Orthochirus go, I once spoke with a guy who raised several generations successfully and he claimed that a slight bump in humidity as well as ample room to burrow "undisturbed conditions" allowed him to have success in breeding this species. I imagine the babies typically stay burrowed while they are small, thus needing more moisture than one would think, which is why most of us have heard a lot of failure stories come from rearing this genus.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   6/29/2012, 4:55 am

Envyizm wrote:
Everyone seems to forget about those beautiful Mesobuthus, those are the ones I like!

They are very nice indeed and some good additions to have in ones collection. I was going to keep all of them communally, but decided to seperate them into two groups. Hopefully they will be more happy in seperate groups and produce some slings.

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As far as the Orthochirus go, I once spoke with a guy who raised several generations successfully and he claimed that a slight bump in humidity as well as ample room to burrow "undisturbed conditions" allowed him to have success in breeding this species. I imagine the babies typically stay burrowed while they are small, thus needing more moisture than one would think, which is why most of us have heard a lot of failure stories come from rearing this genus.

I got the same advice from another guy who successfully raised 2nd instar O.s.negebensis to adulthood, he said the key is to raise the humidity ever so slightly once in a while.
Regarding the burrowing, only the females have made burrows. The males seem to wonder around at night a lot and never retreat into a burrow at day time, they only hide underneath the pieces of stones.
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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   7/11/2012, 7:38 pm

Just a quick pic or two
All of the Orthochirus made an appearance when I was feeding them. The three big ones are the females and look to be gravid:





Mesobuthus eupeus female that also looks gravid to me, the other female looks a bit thinner:


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PostSubject: Re: Some new arrivals   7/11/2012, 9:22 pm

Nice pic's foot!
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