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PostSubject: H.Lepturus   4/17/2013, 3:33 pm

Hey,
I have been interested in this species for a while now and i just want to ask are they even in the hobby?Maybe someone knows somebody that breeds/sells them?
So far my efforts to find one had no luck
Any info appreciated, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/17/2013, 3:53 pm

Iíve known people who have had them, I actual prefer this species not see the mainstream hobby for obvious reasons. Just fyi, anyone that does have this species for sale (not that I know anybody), will probably not sell it to just anyone unless they know they are experienced collectors.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/17/2013, 5:13 pm

a lad from my town actually died of an H.lepturus sting a few days ago while he was practicing soccer at their backyard. it was confirmed by a specialized doctor. i didn't know that Bahrain harbored yet another dangerous scorpion (i'm aware of like 5 or maybe more, mostly Androctonus sp. here as it's displayed at a museum) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/17/2013, 8:16 pm

Unless you want to die or be screwed for life I wouldn't get one. Ever. Look up what it's venom can do and you'll quickly understand that it's good they aren't in the hobby. I agree with Abyss.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/18/2013, 7:20 am

Well, i dont really think that there is much diference between keeping (except for their necrotic venom) H.Lepturus and let's say LQ or A.australis
About getting it.. Should be as easy as LQ or any Androctonus to get.. Atleast here in Europe.
But the problem is to find a breeder, because i have never seen anyone that sells them
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/18/2013, 9:42 am

Even the well known German breeders have a hard time finding them. 99% of them will probably be WC imports from Africa. Imo they aren't even that good looking of a scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/18/2013, 10:54 am

It is really more of a novelty scorp
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/18/2013, 12:32 pm

Oops, I meant WC from the Middle East... Even on The Scorpion Files they haven't heard of some in captivity, just shows how small the scorp hobby still is.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/18/2013, 5:32 pm


that's why i'm gonna be attending meetings in boots from now on LOL.. most of the scorpions here in Bahrain are mostly found mixed along roadside dust, in between mudbrick walls, seaside parks and amidst the Al Aali burial grounds.. even my neighbor has a trained goose that loves eating wild scorpions scuttling in her aviary @_@
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 4:05 am

It's odd that an almost mythical scorpion isn't more widespread in the hobby. Whenever a discussion comes up about the most venomous species these guys are always brought up, and most of the other 'deadly' (I hate that word lol) species are very popular and widely kept.

I actually think they're a great looking species. The tails on, I presume, the males are impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 8:18 am


i want to have one of these as they are available even in my veggie garden as i type but unfortunately because of my viper incident 11 years ago, i'm still kinda traumatized with anything cytotoxic haha! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 8:24 am

Fancy sending some over to Europe Drool lol?

So are they a common species over there?

Viper incident? Care to expand lol?
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 8:39 am


i wish i could haha!

ohh you now, just some half-inch fangs from a pet T.stejnegeri viper, gnawing my index finger. that sorta thing. nothing much lol

they're not common here. not even listed in the sp. distribution range. probably came along from qatar or kuwait via shipments.
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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 9:05 am

At the risk of getting booed off the stage, I dont think this scorpion or the LQ have anything particularly special other than very bad venom

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PostSubject: Re: H.Lepturus   4/23/2013, 12:06 pm

You will get booed off stage. Very Happy That's just personal opinion. I happen to think Lq's are very attractive scorpions. And even though I would never want to own a Hemi, with their chubby claws and long needle tails I respect that someone would find them attractive. In fact all scorpions are deserving of respect and study.

But I also agree with Callum. The way collectors seek out big bad scorpions it's very odd that the baddest one ever named hasn't been dragged into the pet trade.
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