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Old 02-11-2019, 08:50 PM
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I have seen this species offered at a local shop a couple of times. I'm tempted to pick up one or two but I'm struggling to find much information on their husbandry. So far I've read they can be kept communally, must be kept alone, tolerate low temperatures, and must be kept at around 30C so you can see the issues I'm having!
Can anyone with personal experience of keeping these scorpions give me some pointers so I know if I can pro use the right husbandry, or alternatively suggest where I can find reliable husbandry information?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:31 PM
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I have seen this species offered at a local shop a couple of times. I'm tempted to pick up one or two but I'm struggling to find much information on their husbandry. So far I've read they can be kept communally, must be kept alone, tolerate low temperatures, and must be kept at around 30C so you can see the issues I'm having!
Can anyone with personal experience of keeping these scorpions give me some pointers so I know if I can pro use the right husbandry, or alternatively suggest where I can find reliable husbandry information?
I've never kept them, but they can certainly tolerate low temps, as there are at least 3 introduced wild colonies of them established in the UK- Southampton dock, Sheppey in Sheerness (introduced by accident by ships) & Ongar railway station (introduced on purpose by anti-Beeching protesters in the early 60s to stop the staion being demolished on the grounds that a rare creature was found there).
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I've never kept them, but they can certainly tolerate low temps, as there are at least 3 introduced wild colonies of them established in the UK- Southampton dock, Sheppey in Sheerness (introduced by accident by ships) & Ongar railway station (introduced on purpose by anti-Beeching protesters in the early 60s to stop the staion being demolished on the grounds that a rare creature was found there).
That's what I was thinking.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:23 PM
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That's what I was thinking.
TSS will know how to keep them as they sometimes sell them.
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TSS will know how to keep them as they sometimes sell them.
Thanks, I'll give them a call tomorrow.
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Decided against these, by all accounts they have a VERY high mortality rate as juveniles. I've seen reports of them drowning in condensation.
I have, however, ordered a baby Scolopendra mutilans and a P. sazimai sling.
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Old 14-11-2019, 09:08 AM
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Decided against these, by all accounts they have a VERY high mortality rate as juveniles. I've seen reports of them drowning in condensation.
I have, however, ordered a baby Scolopendra mutilans and a P. sazimai sling.
Scolopendra are great, we'll as mad as a box of frogs. Most aggressive animal I have and I have a good few.
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Old 14-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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Scolopendra are great, we'll as mad as a box of frogs. Most aggressive animal I have and I have a good few.
I've been looking into them for ages but only ever found WC adults available. When I found somewhere with babies for sale I couldn't resist!
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Old 15-11-2019, 02:54 PM
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I've always wanted some of the E.flavicaudus

They look like awesome little scorps.

Have you seen any older ones at all Ian?
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Old 15-11-2019, 11:07 PM
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I've always wanted some of the E.flavicaudus

They look like awesome little scorps.

Have you seen any older ones at all Ian?
The same shop had a subadult about a year ago. Bugzuk have various Euscorpius species listed but not currently available. Virginiacheeseman.co.uk also has E. carpathicus on her pricelist.
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