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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/22/2012, 11:20 pm

The C. sculpturatus are very communal. You can look at the desert scorp care sheet on this forum for care tips. The following is also a good internet care video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsht0QZ8ttU

Be careful with these scorps though. Their venom is strong.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/23/2012, 8:53 am

how many can/should i have in my 45x45x45 cm terrarium? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/23/2012, 1:53 pm

Based on my experience with C. vits, I bet you could put 12 to 15 in there. They will start to have babies so you will need an outlet for them! A nice problem!

I think there is a part 1 and 2 for the internet video above. You might search for part 2 as well.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/23/2012, 10:16 pm

Scorpio maurus is another option, and can be kept in small groups provided there's enough space and are well fed. However, their housing is a bit tricky compared to other desert species.

Here's a caresheet:
http://www.venomlist.com/forums/index.php?/topic/26475-sotm-februari-scorpio-maurus-palmatus/

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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/26/2012, 1:21 pm

It would be awesome if it was a scorp i could makke like "woodland" but still desert type. With dry grass and so on Smile
maybe not so much of a burrower, i would like to see my scorpions Razz

Any that needs sand and rocks and some logs, but still communal would be great! (still desert) or rocky desert
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/26/2012, 3:51 pm

Hottentotta species fit that description perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/26/2012, 4:11 pm

Which hottentotta spiceies?
i would like one with abit color and so on, what about centruroides?
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/26/2012, 5:41 pm

Centruroides will work as well.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 6:54 am

Which hottentotta do you recomend? Smile
and which centruroides?
i would like them to meet what i want Razz
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 12:16 pm

Look through the previous pages of this thread and you will see which are recommended.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 3:31 pm

But any excact spiecies that meet what i want?
maybe h. Trilineatus? c. hentzi? c. gracilis? h. caboverdenis? C. Sculturatus?
those are cool!!
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 4:57 pm

Centruroides vittatus and Centruroides scuplturatus can be kept in sand. They must have wood to climb on is all.
My setup is like this for C. vittatus:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/598535_131262663699530_1067250192_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/181822_131263397032790_1770477537_n.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 5:21 pm

Thats the kind of terra i want Smile
with dry grass abd stones and some driftwood, but i want a scorp that dont need much humidity!
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/27/2012, 7:14 pm

rubenevo wrote:
Thats the kind of terra i want Smile
with dry grass abd stones and some driftwood, but i want a scorp that dont need much humidity!
You can keep C. vittatus low humidity. Just keep a tiny water bowl and overflow it once in a while.
Mine has the dry grass clumps, the desert rocks, and the wood and it looks really "deserty".
Here's my picture thread with pics of some vits:
http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t9239-victor-s-pandinus-imperator-uroctonus-mordax-centruroides-vittatus#105467
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 11:53 am

i would like a scorpion with abit more color, if thats possible Razz
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 12:51 pm

I'm not sure about this but I would guess that most desert scorps would be fairly bland colored to blend in with desert conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 2:36 pm

yeah, i think so.
i thought maybe a scorp with som colorfull dots or something?
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 4:12 pm

So to sum it up, you want a scorp that doesn't require high humidity (desert or bark), that's communal, not overly venomous, that doesn't burrow too much, is aggressive/active, and is colorful.

Well, as it's been said, not many arid species are colorful and the ones that are. . .well, they're typically burrowers.


So, trying to meet all your criteria, I recommend, Centuroides vittatus and Centruroides sculpturatus "Gertschi" morph.

Those are the two species that come to mind that meet your criteria.


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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 4:52 pm

I agree. I can't think of anyting else that better meets criteria.
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/28/2012, 5:28 pm

Ok! thank you so muc! Very Happy
are these available in scandinavia? and do you have basic caresheet on these scorps?
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   12/29/2012, 1:42 am

rubenevo wrote:
Ok! thank you so muc! Very Happy
are these available in scandinavia?

Not a clue. . .try and see if there's anyone on this forum in that region.

rubenevo wrote:

and do you have basic caresheet on these scorps?

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t1132-centruroides-vittatus

Care is the same for both species, although Centruroides sculpturatus have more potent venom (only species in the U.S to have caused deaths) and prefer it drier.

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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   1/27/2013, 2:50 am

Learned a lot in this thread. I've been searching for a good desert communal species for over a year for a big display tank I set up last year. I have wanted a community tank forever. Raised a batch of Babycurus Jacksoni from 3i to adults individually and then lost my whole scorpion population. I got a few tarantulas and have enjoyed them, but I want more scorpions!!!

I watched the online dealers all summer hoping to see if any Mesobuthus sp. would become available, and no luck. In fact, it almost seems like the big dealers aren't carrying a lot of species I used to see just a few years ago. Are imports more difficult now, or is it just supply and demand?

Anyway, I am very excited...thanks to this thread, and am looking into the Centruroides varieties for my next scorpion. I never really considered them in the past until I read through this thread. The only thing more sad than having your whole scorpion collection suddenly dying off, is staring at a completely decked out enclosure that has set empty for a year!

Good to be back and start reading what others in the hobby are doing. I can't wait to learn what is new in the last couple years. I've missed this forum. It is a great spot! Thanks for getting me excited about some Centruroides. Lot's of flavors to choose from!
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   1/27/2013, 3:15 am

P. S. Just realized my above ramble made it sound like the desert enclosure was what the B. Jacksoni were kept in. That enclosure was set up for a "wetter" bark scorpion. After they all died I decided to go with an arid "drier" sand enclosure because I had the best luck keeping a Hadrurus way back when I first became addicted to scorpions. The tank is just too big for one little scorpion although I was tempted. Which, by the way, does anyone make big Hadrurus' anymore??? All the dealers seem to only have 1 to 2 inch Hadrurus...mine was at least 5 inches or so in 1992. I'm reluctant to get a juvenile as I know they don't tend to molt well in captivity...has this changed? I am really looking forward to learning what the latest info is as I wouldn't mind getting a juvie or sub-adult H. spadix if I could raise it through to adult.

Oh no, this is how it starts...one scorpion leads to 20 in a communal set up, then to single species. Pretty soon I forget to eat or shave...then I start showing up late to work...then the houseplants slowly turn brown and the lawn dies...glass and acrylic enclosures fill my bedroom...I stay up all night while blue and red lights emanate from the cracks in the door...I can't wait! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   1/27/2013, 4:52 pm

There is a scorpionholic anonymous here if you need help with your addiction
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PostSubject: Re: desert scorpion   1/28/2013, 12:19 pm

I'm sure there is...lol. I'll sign up after my first scorpion related blackout...promise.

Good to see you again! Do you still have your Hadrurus communal? I'm not sure if I want to attempt that yet. I have the 20g enclosure all set up for a go. Can't decide if I want to put a single H. Spadix or a group of C. Scuplturatus in there yet. I have Dubia for feeders and I keep thinking tong feeding a single scorpion in it's own mansion vs. throwing in a bunch of feeder nymphs that will hide in the sand, may have it's advantages. I'll try to get a pic of the enclosure up as soon as I can figure out how to load pics and videos on here from an iphone.

Nice to be back and see the hobby is going strong.
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