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PostSubject: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 1:50 pm

i was wondering if a forest scorpion thats field collected would be a more agressive feeder becuase its used to being on its own???.... but it would probably be more aggressive right ?? does anyone have any wild cuaght scorpions ??? sometime in the future i was thinking about getting a wild cuaght forest scorpion they sell them online but i dont know if this would be a good idea i was going to get a male and female for a 10 gallon tank, i have alot of empty tanks i need to put scorions in .....
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PostSubject: Re: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 2:05 pm

but also it might go into shock from being captured and refuse to eat.... what do u guys think ???
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PostSubject: Re: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 2:10 pm

I had a hottentota that my dad brought from Namibia. he had caught it in his tent and brought it home to show it to us and I decided to keep it as a pet, it ate at first but then stopped about three months later though it died a month later.
I suspect it was old age . Just make sure they are eating before buying one.
They should be fine in breeding pairs just keep an eye on them and do your research. The only downside is that you can't really tell their age, where as a breeder could tell you how old it is, so you might end up buying an old scorpion. AS long as you mimic its natural habitat I don't see why a wild caught scorpion can't have a happy life in captivity. Just check your local laws about wild caught animals as some places do have strict laws against keeping a wild caught animal as pet even if it is scorpion.
Just make sure you know where it is when you change it's water and wear good, strong gloves as a precaution.


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PostSubject: Re: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 2:32 pm

oh okay, i better not get a wild cuaght scorpion the more i think about it, it probably wont do good in captivity
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PostSubject: Re: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 2:56 pm

a lot of Heterometrus are wild caught specimens and the vast majority do fine, the thing with invertebrates is that they dont really think, so when kept in captivity the chances are that they dont even notice.

I have 3 wild caught H.petersii they are all doing fine
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PostSubject: Re: field collected scorpions ok to have ???   7/4/2012, 3:05 pm

oh alright cool thanks for the info
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