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PostSubject: Centruroides Nigrescens?   2/26/2013, 2:34 am

Hey there guys, new to the forum, but have always had a love for scorps.

Anyhow, I think I have stumbled across a c. nigrescens (long story awaits). Can anyone here verify this/give some helpful advice? The only care sheets I have found are general bark scorpion care or c nigrescens breeding info.

I work for Petco, and I got a call from a guy who had recently taken a trip to Mexico, and this little guy ended up in his luggage. He did not want to exterminate it, but his wife wanted it out so he called the store. I told him the store couldn't take him and I'd have to call back to make sure it was not against policies and blah blah. So now I have this beautiful little scorpion, probably no more than 3.instar from what little I have been able to research.

Verification on any of this would be extremely helpful!

If it helps, the spacing between the holes on the shelf is 1 inch for size comparison

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PostSubject: Re: Centruroides Nigrescens?   2/26/2013, 4:18 am

I'm not clued up on Centruroides sp but you can check this website for general care of Centruroides: http://scorpuspark.e-monsite.com/
They don't have C.nigrescens but you can use the other care sheets as a baseline, some species overlap and will have almost identical preferred habitats.
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PostSubject: Re: Centruroides Nigrescens?   2/26/2013, 1:44 pm

It's certainly more that 3rd instar and if i had to make a guess i'd say it's a sub adult or even an adult female....Females can grow up to approx 3 inches from chelicerae (mouthparts) to the tip of outstretched metasoma (tail) although smaller specimens are not unusual. I'd also say your ID'ing with regards to specie is on the money.

To my knowledge there's no LD50 evaluation for this specie but you can assume a sting will be very painful and perhaps even dangerous to a person of slight stature......So be careful with her Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Centruroides Nigrescens?   3/2/2013, 8:13 pm

After doing a lot more research I had come to the conclusion that its probably as you said, sub or adult female. I don't know a lot of the basic scorpion terminology unfortunately, I am extremely new to keeping things other than emperors, which I started handling at the ripe old age of 9. Very Happy

Seeing as how I've been searching and drooling over all of the various types of scorpions since I acquired this one, I'm anticipating adding a whole lot more to my collection.

And as far as the LD50, I'm going to go ahead and keep to observation only Wink

This one is SO much fun to watch. She's very active and is apparently a little fatty. She ate 3 large crickets in under 48 hours and has easily doubled (if not tripled) in thickness these last few days.
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PostSubject: Re: Centruroides Nigrescens?   3/2/2013, 10:29 pm


good for you. most arboreal scorps are not really known to have voracious appetites like desert sp do.

i wanna see it grow up with edgy body parts so keep us posted! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Centruroides Nigrescens?   3/2/2013, 11:09 pm

I wanna see it get bigger to believe me. I hope it will grow at least a little more.

If not, at least she will be fat Very Happy
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