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PostSubject: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   3/31/2013, 8:41 pm

Hello folks, im now in a position to get myself a pair of desert scorpions, as i live in the UK i am restricted to which scorpions i can keep, so i am asking you folks which would be the best ones to get in the UK, im looking to get at least 2 for the same tank, so they need to be ok together.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/7/2013, 4:22 pm

Hello John,

I myself do not keep scorpions communal so I can't answer you on that.

However, I can recommend the following species:

- smeringurus mesaensis (dune scorpion) (can burrow but tends to make shallow burrows in stead of the spiral like constructions of Hadrurus Arizonensis)

- hadrurus arizonensis (giant desert hairy scorpion) (heavy burrower)

I have seen both of these species readily available in the UK and I believe they would make excellent choices.



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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/7/2013, 5:17 pm

Niether of those species are communal, especially Hadrurus arizonensis. Try looking into desert-ish Centruroides sp.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/7/2013, 6:02 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 10:10 am

i tried that Patcho, but it only leads me to scorpions i cannot get here in the UK Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 6:29 pm

I wouldn't keep Hadrurus sp. or Smeringurus sp. communally. I really can't think of any communal desert species that are available in the UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 8:56 pm

i decided to go with the Ghost Desert Scorpion from Atacama Desert, Chile, its really pale in color, ill get some pics up of it soon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 9:21 pm

Bothriurus Dumayi?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 9:31 pm

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Bothriurus Dumayi?

Maybe. Probably a Bothriurus sp. or possibly a Brachistosternus sp.

Edit: I looked up the common name and Brachistosternus scioscia seems to be it.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 9:36 pm

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Bayss wrote:
Bothriurus Dumayi?

Maybe. Probably a Bothriurus sp. or possibly a Brachistosternus sp.

Scorpiongirl lost one of her B. dumayi due to cannibalism a couple months ago. I wouldn't try it.

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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 10:11 pm

its this sp.... Brachistosternus scioscia i have only ordered the 1 so it will be ok, my tank is set up perfect for it Smile the night temp in the real desert is 8c and during the day upto 20c humidity around 18% during the day & upto 35% at night, but it never rains lol, its the fog dew from the sea
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 10:13 pm

Boom. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 10:20 pm

why you say that ShredderEmp?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 10:31 pm

Maybe Hoffmannius spinigerus?
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/12/2013, 11:21 pm

John Howe wrote:
why you say that ShredderEmp?

Because I guessed the species.
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/13/2013, 6:50 am

ahh right, lol, i thought you was going to say you had bad news about them lol Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Desert Scorpion Recommendation For UK Keeper   4/13/2013, 11:55 am

Curious to see photo's John, keep us posted:)


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