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PostSubject: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 3:42 pm

im looking to add a few scorpions to my collection in the near future... but im haveing a hard time finding one that i want becuase all the rainforest species look alike... like asian forest, emperor ect. ..... and they all seem to be black. but there has to be an exeption somehow.... im looking for a rainforest species that has small pincers, and possibly a different color then black, if there all black then id like to find one that has smaller pincers , and one that is an aggressive feeder and actually uses its stinger when it catches its prey.... emps dont use there stinger.

anybody out there know of any rainforest scorpions that match the discription ?????

the reason i need a rainforest species is becuase of the humidity levels where i live, they go above 60 sometimes....
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 3:58 pm

ive google searched this for hours with no hits, im starting to think one doesnt exist
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 4:09 pm

i think a might of found something.... any body know any thing about humidity levels for rusty thick tail scorpions ??

i found this online ....

The enclosure used to house this species should contain around 2-3 in. (5-7.5cm) of peat moss. Since Babycurus jacksoni require a moderate amount of humidity, the peat moss on one half of the enclosure should be kept moist. The temperature should be maintained around 75-90įF (24-32įC).

is 60-65% humidity considered moderate humidity ??? cuase thats the highest i seen my humiidty without any misting.
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 4:18 pm

Humidity & Temperature: 60-75% & 70-90įF

found that humidity info on another site about the rusty thick tail scorpion , does any one know if this information is accurate......
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 4:52 pm

Hey mate.

What's your experience with scorps? It sounds like you're looking for some type of "bark scorpion" and some of those are quite potent.

Anyway, Centruroides gracilis is a nice species. You may also look into other Centruroides species if you wish.

Pretty much all members of the genus Tityus fit the description of what you want as well. However, Tityus sp have quite potent venom, and are not recommended for beginners.

The "rusty thick tail scorpion" is known as Babycurus jacksoni, this scorpion is an option for you as well.

Another option is Lychas mucronatus, this species is rather hard to get in the US, but I might be able to direct you to someone who can ship them to you. (Send me a PM if you want this species.)


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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:06 pm

Thanks for the information, im a begginer...... but im going to look at the Tityus Scorpions online rite now ..... looking for something that needs medium humidity, a little bit more than desert species....
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:17 pm

Hey.... What about the Androctonus (Family Buthidae) the Fat Tail ....i like that one..... is there a difference between the black one and the yellow one ??? i thought they were a desert species, do they do good in 65-75% humidity ????
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:19 pm

I wouldent recommend getting Androtonus they are very nasty little things that love to kill anything,very dangerous in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:25 pm

No, they are desert species.

And they are some of the most venomous scorpions. The scorpion Androctonus australis kills more people every year than any other scorpion. It's name literally translates to "southern man killer."

Thus they are completely unsuitable for a beginner.

I advise you to take a look through the "caresheets" and "[ASA] All Scorpion Archives" section of the forum.

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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:30 pm

@ emperor5

You should take a look at this: The Scorp-O-Matic Choose Your Scorpion Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:35 pm

okay ill look rite now..... ive never seen my humidity get higher than 60. unless i mist . its usually naturally between 35-50- somedays 60 for a few hours..... you think thats okay for a desert species ????????????
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:38 pm

It's probably lower in your house, and once you put a IR heat lamp on the tank, it will be lower anyway.
Hadrurus, Hadogenes, and Smeringus are some good beginner desert species.

The final choice is yours, but please, stick to "beginner" species until you gain more experience.

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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 5:53 pm

yeah i got directed to emps which i have.... then i got directed to desert hairy scorpions but i thought they were communal?? desert hairy scorpions arent communal ???? i have two tanks i need to put scorpions in... one is a 29g L wich i know i will need a cummunal species for and then i have a 10 gallon wich i want to put a yellow fat tail in.....that leads me back to the rusty thick tail scorpion which i could put 5 or so in the 29g L tank and the yellow fat tail in the 10 gallon Smile but i dont know if its a good idea for me to get a yellow fat tail, but i think i could becuase i already know i cant touch it.
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 6:02 pm

No, Hadrurus (desert hairy) are known to be cannibalistic.

I wouldn't get a Androctonus yet if I were you. Get a couple more species first, then move on to the "advanced species."

As for the B. jacksoni, go for it, they are also communal as adults.

Personally, if I were you, I'd get some Lychas mucronatus. Information on them is available here: [ASA] Lychas mucronatus

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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 6:09 pm

You really shouldent go for A.a they really are a angry fast deadly scorpion try some bark scorpions they are a very awesome type i love them to death i actually like them more than i like my A.a Smile
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 7:22 pm

Whoa ! The Lychas mucronatus looks super cool looks better then any other scorpion ive ever seen Smile but why are they called chinese swimming scorpions ??? i was reading and it said to keep humidity levels fairly high so thats a good thing but ive never had a bark scorpion , there climbers so ill have to set up the tank different than the emps..... should i buy a different tank ??? my tank is pretty tall as it is , its almost about 2 feet tall its a 29 gallon , same as a 20 but taller ....... thanks for all the help i would have never found that scorpion without ya Smile im going to read the hole page on them now .... thanks again...
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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 7:58 pm

PM sent.

The person I directed you to is selling them at 2nd instar.

You may wnat to read these as well:
[HOW TO] Feed 2.instar Scorpions

[ASA] Bark Scorpions' Caresheet

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PostSubject: Re: need help finding a rainforest species scorpion that i like.....   6/25/2012, 8:06 pm

alright thanks.. Smile
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