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PostSubject: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 1:27 pm

This is the Flat Rock I'm to receive, not entirely sure what kind it is and the photo I've been given is not the best quality so I will hope to get a nicer photo soon, due to terrible weather conditions around the UK at the moment I'm forced to delay shipping for another week, which I shan't lie is slowly getting to me ha!

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Any ideas what species this is? Any noticeably unhealthy traits?.. Many thanks,

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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 1:30 pm

Female h.paucidens, no mycosis that I can see
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 1:32 pm

Very fast response! Thank you Abyss, hopefully over time I'll be able to sex these myself Smile I understand that they are non-communal, perhaps after a while if I acquire a male and feed them up; are they a hard species to mate?
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 1:44 pm

Mating is same as any other scorpion they'll tolerate each other for a few days before cannibalizing. Yeah I had just posted a picture up so I was already on this forum section when you posted your question LOL. I'll try not be so quick to answer next time Very Happy.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 6:54 pm

Ahhh.... H. Paucidens Wink Nice size also!
I can understand that delays can get to you like that.

Hope you receive her soon!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 6:57 pm

Thank you very much! and ha yeah, I've only recently made my return to collection of exotics and it was tough enough to ween myself off of the reptiles, now I'm back and wanting to learn / observe the numerous scorpion species available to me. Sadly however, this has to wait due to the terrible weather we get here in the UK haha!... Can't imagine what it must be like in the much colder countries though, my heart goes out to them Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 10:34 pm

congrats! let's keep the flat rocks coming in guys (so we can force abyss to get one LOL)
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/21/2013, 10:54 pm

You know me I'm only interested in rares at the moment but hopefully soon I'll get something similar to a flat rock
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 7:03 am

Nice looking scorp!! I have a small shipment from Germany on hold too so I know how you are feeling

I may get one of these eventually Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 7:06 am

Thanks, and damn that sucks! I'd rather wait than risk fatalities though. Surprised how few people have been using heat packs during postage, on several orders I've had to request they come with some form of heat source just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 7:53 am

Also a photo of comparison of my heterometrus mysorensis

Before (when it first arrived):


and After now it's looking like a sausage:


It seems to refuse crickets but will literally chase you for a mealworm, haven't decided on a name yet however I did witness it tearing a meal worm in half and then presenting it to the air as if to say "Are you not entertained", so perhaps Maximus would be a good name lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 7:59 am

LOL, Maximus would be a great name!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 8:57 am

Maximus, the giant sausage warrior!!!!
I tremble before him/her/it, what was it?? lol

Anyway, indeed it is important that you ask for a heat pack, some vendors perhaps are looking to save money so do not send it as a standard policy.

However, I think it is a sign of quality and professionalism when an animal is properly packed, protected and has a heat source. The stress alone can get to it, so the more comfortable it is the better.

As a non-us citizen, in my own country The Netherlands, all expo's and such a within a driving distance, I have always wanted to get the animal myself. But I understand that is not possible for everyone of course.


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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 11:02 am

I currently name all my scorpions Greek names. Mavros(Dark One), Briareos(Titan with 100 hands and 50 heads), Althea(Healer), and Demetra(Earth Mother).

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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 11:14 am

I used to name my scorpions once upon a time. It gets difficult as your collection grows and difficult when you own bark scorpions that all looks alike. LOL, but I have to admit I love Maximus
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 3:34 pm

I shall name him Maximus then, if its a female then I guess it'll have to be Maxine-mus haha! Great little character though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 7:07 pm

Patcho wrote:
I currently name all my scorpions Greek names. Mavros(Dark One), Briareos(Titan with 100 hands and 50 heads), Althea(Healer), and Demetra(Earth Mother).

Nice bro!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/22/2013, 8:39 pm

I can't say I had ever thought about naming any scorpions I acquire. I suppose because my feelings towards them are more from a scientific fascination perspective. I tend to only name stuff that one can have a genuinely reciprocal relationship with, and much and all as arthropods are utterly cool I would say it is a stretch to meet that condition.

I may well feel differently come to the time, of course!
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/23/2013, 6:45 am

Back when I kept reptiles I used to name them based on character however, over time I had upwards of 100 different specimens so it got to the point where they just became male 1, 2, 3 and so on, as I develop a larger collection no doubt il abandon naming them and simply refer to them by sex and Latin names.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   3/23/2013, 7:25 pm

Ahh, well it depends I think on what you find that works for you. I enjoy naming them, it makes them feel more close to me.
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PostSubject: Re: The Flat Rock I Received   4/3/2013, 11:04 am

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