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/r/Scorpions

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Reputable Shops

I'm looking to purchase a larger species of scorpion, and I need a some recommendations.

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2024/06/22
04:16 UTC

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Body in the cricket jar?

As opposed to hand in the cookie jar? This is my irrigation valve and it’s always damp and full of crickets. This little dude got in but can’t seem to get out. I wonder how many crickets are left lol. Was going to let it out but I noticed a western banded gecko lurking(probably also for crickets) and I didn’t want them to run into eachother.

4 Comments
2024/06/22
03:44 UTC

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Do you guys trade?

So I’ve been having this curious thought. My death stalker is pregnant and she will be popping out at some point so I thought about trading and if it’s a thing people would be interested in? Obviously it would be trading for other hot scorpions and I would have to like get to know you before I give you one just to be safe but again, this is out of curiosity

3 Comments
2024/06/22
01:49 UTC

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More space or more scorpions?

My AFS enclosure is a repurposed 20-gallon fish tank with 2.5 square feet of floor space. It requires more frequent monitoring but I am able to maintain the appropriate heat, humidity, and substrate parameters.
On one hand, I do love watching her roam around at night and I feel like I am providing a naturalistic environment for her. But on the other hand, I also think that I can place a divider in the middle of her tank and still have enough room for another scorpion while making it easier to control heat and humidity.

Which would you prioritize if it were up to you: the perceived comfort of your pet or your desire for more scorpions?

2 Comments
2024/06/21
23:47 UTC

10

Male or female?

Hi i posted my make scorpion earlier, this is my other one just wondering what its sex is.

4 Comments
2024/06/21
22:44 UTC

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So it's gonna be one of those....

So here's another round of "Is that scorpion fat, about to molt, or gravid!" Let's hear your suggestions! Gonna be honest I don't think it's obesity as I don't supply prey items more than once every couple of weeks. I see poo on its back and under their hide so I don't think it's impaction. This is a wild caught individual so maybe gravid? But I don't see eggs through the sides. 🤔

1 Comment
2024/06/21
19:34 UTC

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New addition!

My first of this genus; Androctonus australis!

1 Comment
2024/06/21
19:31 UTC

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Black Fat Tail Scorpion (Androctonus bicolor)

Hey all. I am looking for some recommendations for getting an Androctonus bicolor. This would be my first medically significant species of scorpion. I have had giant centipedes in the past and am used to dealing with an animal whose fast and bite could be very bad. This is not something I am taking lightly by any means and I want as much information as possible before buying it. Anyone have any resources/advice? Also open to ideas for other species I may be interested in.

Thanks in advance

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2024/06/21
14:46 UTC

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Scorplings

Hi guys, just came back from holiday and my javanimetrus (previously heterometrus) cyaneus gave birth to some babies not sure how many as I only got a glance because I didn’t want to disturb her. Any guidance on how to care for her and the babies until they leave her back would be greatly appreciated!! :)

4 Comments
2024/06/21
14:08 UTC

94

Who is this?!

I keep finding these in my house! Will my cats be okay?

79 Comments
2024/06/21
13:13 UTC

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Do AFS Scorpions eat the entire insect?

Fed him 2 crickets, after a day I cannot find a single part of their body. What are the chances he actually ate the entire body? Worried of a corpse just lying in there and causing mold.

6 Comments
2024/06/21
12:27 UTC

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Nova

Y'all, my girl is the CUTEST

0 Comments
2024/06/21
09:40 UTC

8

Help Id this little guy

Caught in northern california near Sacramento.

5 Comments
2024/06/20
23:32 UTC

8

New here

Not gonna lie, no clue how I wound up in this thread, I and not a scorpion person. But I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most entertaining threads on Reddit. I've learned more about these striking Arachnids in 2 weeks than I ever thought I would.

5 Comments
2024/06/20
23:01 UTC

7

Male or female?

Hi just wondering if anyone can tell the sex of my coastal burrowing scorpion. Been calling it Dave thinking he’s male but who knows.

4 Comments
2024/06/20
22:43 UTC

5

Advice for European Yellow-tailed Scorpion?

Tl;Dr - Need care sheet for European Yellow-tailed Scorpion (Tetratrichobothrius flavicaudis) and advice on how to safely and humanely capture them with minimal stress.

In the UK we have a colony in Kent which is not protected by UK law. Hypothetically, the land owner could have them all killed at any time as they're treated as a foreign species. I'm hoping at some point to potentially go to Kent for a few nights and capture a few if I'm able to do so humanely.

My issue is I've been unable to find any care sheets to prepare an enclosure. One can assume they're highly communal as the colony is in quite a small area with a large population but again, the limited information I can find makes it difficult to know. Does anyone have any care sheets/knowledge of the species? Equally does anyone have any advice on how to capture them as humanely as possible with minimal stress?

5 Comments
2024/06/20
18:10 UTC

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Androctonus crassicauda from type locality

3 Comments
2024/06/20
15:12 UTC

25

Central TX

Found on my starlink this morning. This might help explain why we’re finding 4-5 scorpions openly on the floors or walls every single day.

8 Comments
2024/06/20
15:03 UTC

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Where to start?

I've been lurking here lately and I'm starting to consider getting a scorpion of my own. I most commonly see AFS on here, so they're what I'm looking into (I'd like a larger species anyway!) but when it comes to pets I only really have experience with reptiles. I keep quite a few snakes and lizards, so I already have a couple spare 20gal tanks and a 45(?) gallon. I have several questions for you all!

What are the pros and cons? What should I expect?

How should I approach handling? (I am terrified of them.)

What are some reliable sources for care information? Beloved keepers in the community I should check out?

What are their personalities and temperaments like?

And last but not least, what is the silliest name I could give one? (i.e. cupcake destroyer 3000, whiskers, rainbow kitten blast, snowball, dog)

3 Comments
2024/06/20
13:09 UTC

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Uh? Do I leave him alone ? Is he Spider-Man?

I did take him down but like ? If he does it again do I just leave him be?

21 Comments
2024/06/20
06:35 UTC

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Why is he shaking?

17 Comments
2024/06/20
04:52 UTC

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