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PostSubject: Small Scorpions   12/20/2012, 11:44 pm

Thinking about expanding my collection with a small species. Something that is desert/dry oriented that is easy to take care of preferably. Suggestions?

Even though that from what Ive read that they need a somewhat moist habitat, I really like Tityus stigmurus.

Also, I plan on keeping this one in a big jar or a small critter keeper, I dont have much space.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/21/2012, 12:06 am

I have never had one but an Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) might fit the bill. The venom is dangerous though so I would not recommend one unless you have some experience.

I have some of the Arizona barks' cousins, the striped bark scorp (C. vit). The venom is milder and they they are very easy to care for. They live in a wide range from dry to wet. One or two could easiy live in a small Critter Keeper. Both species are communal.

I don't know much about the Tityus stigmurus.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/21/2012, 12:10 am

Those are still a bit too big for what Im looking for. Thanks for the reply though.


Maybe Rhopalurus crassicauda? Orthochirus scrobiculosus negebensis? Uroplectes olivaceus? Have any of you kept them?
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/21/2012, 10:13 am

I have kept/keeping Orthochirus and Uroplectes. Both genus' are great to keep.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/21/2012, 12:30 pm

Orthochirus is what I can think of. Centruroides hentzi is basically a small C. Vittatus, but not much desert type.

I have some uroctonus mordax that are small, but require misting and slightly moist habitat. These look like Euscorpius, or tiny Emps.


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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/21/2012, 2:12 pm

Rhopalurus crassicauda are nice looking but I think they are also considered a "bark scorpion", rather than a desert species. Have you considered Hoffmannius spinigerus? A large female may measure 70mm.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/22/2012, 8:29 pm

How communal are they? Seeing that they are $10 a pop @ kenthebugguy.com I would prolly order a few. How acitve are they? Which of the scorpions that Ive talked about are most active would you say?

Oh and Uroctonus mordax are really cute! Considering those too.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/23/2012, 11:30 am

Hoffimanius spinigerus? They are considered communal. Always a chance of cannabalism though. They are also considered the most active scorpion in the hobby. So they are active.

Uroctonus mordax is actually pretty cute too. These are also communal. I had 4 together, but recently seperated them to seperate containers. I had no problems while they were together though.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/31/2012, 1:02 pm

Is Hoffimanius spinigerus official now? I know some people like Luc and Kari Mcwest still refer to them as Vajovis (spelling?).
Anyways the OP mentioned Tityus stigmurus, been keeping these at 3I the care is very easy, occasional misting here and there. I have three in a medium sized critter keeper with lots of room to spare. They are VERY active at night and in day time they like to bask and will venture from their hides. Which is great because these are very beautful species to look at. And they're parthogenic so you'll have some slings in about a year. They are HOT so be careful and make sure they're secure if you decide to get these.
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PostSubject: Re: Small Scorpions   12/31/2012, 6:14 pm

~Abyss~ wrote:
Is Hoffimanius spinigerus official now? I know some people like Luc and Kari Mcwest still refer to them as Vajovis (spelling?).

Yeah, it's official. http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/vaejovidae_updates.pdf

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