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PostSubject: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 12:55 am

does anyone know which scorpions are the most active day or night?

i want to set up a new tank with some new scorps, but i want the most active ones i can get in the UK
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 2:24 am

I'm not sure what's available in the UK. As well as if you have a license to own venomous species. If you can list what you can get your hands on we will surely let you know which ones will do the most. But keep in mind most scorpions hide and hang out lots. They don't really know any tricks... unless you count hide and look for hiding spots as tricks?

As a general guide desert species seem to do a lot more then forest and bark scorpions.
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 2:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 4:16 am

Smeringurus mesaensis are a good choice IMO. There was a video from Jay somewhere but I can't find it at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 4:18 am

DolbyR wrote:
Smeringurus mesaensis are a good choice IMO. There was a video from Jay somewhere but I can't find it at the moment.
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He'll probably pop in soon to share the link Smile
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 7:59 am

i dont have a licence so the really venomous ones are out of the question, the ones i can get are the ones in places like The Spider Shop, Virgina Cheesman & BugzUK.

i know BugzUK have the most variety, but i was wondering how the scorpions are categorised cause it seems the A & B lettered spieces seem to be the most venomous.

i really want to set up a desert tank to see the difference between those and the forest type, at the moment mine dont come out much until really really late at night.
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 8:07 am

TPS usually has a good choice of scorpions and their quality is well on place. I would suggest you buy from them.
I also suggest you look up for the BugzUK threads here, before you place any order.

Not sure what you mean by A & B lettered species, but AFAIK, what they have (both BugzUK and TPS) listed, are all non-DWA inverts.
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/7/2012, 8:48 am

i got my 2 HL from the spider shop and im well impressed at the quality of them, and there service, the only ones i find that need the DWA licence are

Scorpions
Family Buthidae: All species. Buthid scorpions.
Family Hemioscorpiidae:
The species Hemiscorpius lepturus.
Middle-Eastern thin-tailed scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/8/2012, 7:24 pm

I agree with Dolby, S. mesaensis are pretty active little scorps. Although like most scorps, give them a good amount of substrate to burrow in and you may not see them for long periods. I try to give them just enough so they are happily burrowed but not so much they go missing if that makes sense.

I've never had any problems ordering from Spider Shop either, the same can't be said for bugzUK unfortunately as they usually have the most choice. Other than what's available from the places mentioned, the scorpion hobby in the UK is pretty much non existent. Crying or Very sad

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the only ones i find that need the DWA licence are

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Family Buthidae: All species. Buthid scorpions.

And there's the reason for that right there, rules out alot of the most interesting species in one swoop. Just got to make the most of what we can keep.

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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   11/18/2012, 12:06 pm

I'm not sure what's available in the U.K. but for any scorp you might consider viewing them at night in a dark area of you home with a red light. Scorps are nocturnal and will definately be out and about more when it's dark. The red light does not seem to bother them though.

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PostSubject: Re: "Most Active" Scorpions available in UK   12/4/2012, 5:55 pm

I think buthids are outlawed in the UK. But yeah, Smeringurus measaensis are a good choice. Hoffimanius spinigerus are supposedly the most active scorp out there.
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