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Old 13-01-2014, 01:36 AM
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For me, when you keep a reptile they tend to tame down and adapt to captivity. When you keep a lot of inverts (particularly the species I focus on) they don't really do that, they retain very natural behaviours and habits (such as their feeding habbits, their aggression, their burrowing or webbing habits, all their natural behaviours really). This means you can have a truly wild creature in a set up in your room.

Another appeal is the ammount of space they take up, I keep a lot of smaller scorpion species and I can keep lots of species in a small space, compared to say a snake needing a 3-4ft viv.
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Old 13-01-2014, 03:03 AM
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what are some of the smaller scorpion species by the way?
I'm thinking about delving into them but don't want something that grows massive!
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Old 13-01-2014, 04:19 AM
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Try a colony of Vaejovis sp. If you look in europe you should be able to pick them up relatively cheaply. Alternatively Euscorpius are very cool.

Sadly the DWA legislation prevents us from keeping some interesting species, of the 660 or so that are classified, 50-60 should realistically be on there. Case in point, Centruroides vivattus is recommended as a beginners species in the US (ok it might give you a swollen hand/arm but nothing compared to a pokie or Scolopendra) but its legislated here.
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Try a colony of Vaejovis sp. If you look in europe you should be able to pick them up relatively cheaply. Alternatively Euscorpius are very cool.

Sadly the DWA legislation prevents us from keeping some interesting species, of the 660 or so that are classified, 50-60 should realistically be on there. Case in point, Centruroides vivattus is recommended as a beginners species in the US (ok it might give you a swollen hand/arm but nothing compared to a pokie or Scolopendra) but its legislated here.
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That's a shame that so many of them are DWA, wouldnt expect most of them to be able to survive long outside their enclosure in the uk so i wouldnt of thought they'd be much threat to other people!
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I have a mixture of reptiles, amphibians and inverts and they are all interesting in their own way. Just got into giant stickies and love them.
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Why does anyone like anything? The answer is because they like it. Some people think I'm strange because I keep Tarantulas and Hamsters and I play the Irish Tin Whistle. No, I don't feed the Hamsters to the Tarantulas.
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I play the Irish Tin Whistle.
A lost art these days, unfortunately
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You can keep a massive variety in a relatively small space, and in general seeing a Chromatopelma construct elaborate homes of silk is always something I've found a bit more interesting than a royal shitting in it's water bowl
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There are other things like Dubia Roaches equally fascnating particularly if you have a colony and a gourmet meal for Tarantulas. I sometimes think I look after my Roaches better than my Tarantulas.

Easy to keep: Large Faunarium with some bran on the bottom and some egg cartons, some method of increasing humidity like a wet sponge, heat mat underneath and away you go. Oh yeah you'll need some roaches too.
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