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 #180889


R3PT1LE
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 Pick it up

i juss got ma emperor scorpion not to long ago and also i juss wanted to know how to pick it up



11/14/04  12:39am

 #397444


Meee
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  Message To: R3PT1LE   In reference to Message Id: 180889


 Pick it up

why would you want to hold it? the would just put stress on the animal. if you must know, they dont sting the ground, so if you put your hand flat on the ground 5 inches a head of it, and get it to theink its groung (they arent natures A students) by coaxing it to walk onto your hand and you keep it relativley still, it shouldnt sting you



07/10/05  11:39pm

 #423819


Lizzylover143
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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 397444


 Pick it up

just wanted to check out the scorpion stuff, and now i want one!! should i were gloves when i hold it??



08/01/05  01:22pm

 #423837


Bryan001
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  Message To: Lizzylover143   In reference to Message Id: 423819


 Pick it up

you donít have to i never use gloves but if your scared of getting stung then you could wareíem until you more comfortable with it.



08/01/05  01:34pm

 #423878


Lizzylover143
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  Message To: Bryan001   In reference to Message Id: 423837


 Pick it up

oh............ok



08/01/05  02:08pm

 #424820


Budah 14
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  Message To: Lizzylover143   In reference to Message Id: 423878


 Pick it up



08/02/05  12:56am

 #425002


Hillbilly
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  Message To: Budah 14   In reference to Message Id: 424820


 Pick it up

They way i pick up my emperors when cleaning the cage is, using my thumb and index finger, I grab the stinger ball then roll my hand backwards, draging the scorp into my palm. It seem to work well but to be honest, I cant see why anyone would want to hold them just for fun. They arent very affecionate and the sting is quite painful if you aggitate them.



08/02/05  08:55am

 #426781


R3PT1LE
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  Message To: Hillbilly   In reference to Message Id: 425002


 Pick it up

wow why would you answer this post? it was posted in november by me i already got rid of my female emperor but i miss her so much.



08/03/05  11:36am

 #431165


Meee
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  Message To: R3PT1LE   In reference to Message Id: 426781


 Pick it up

because so many people hold there scorps and piss it off them get mad when it pinches them and because i felt like it



08/06/05  06:09pm

 #479715


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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 431165


 Pick it up

why would you get animals that you canít hold, thatís plain retarded and quite cruel.



09/15/05  05:47pm

 #479884


Metz
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  Message To: Panther903   In reference to Message Id: 479715


 Pick it up

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why would you get animals that you canít hold, thatís plain retarded and quite cruel.


In YOUR opinion. Now, how you can consider it "cruel" is beyond me, unless you think that the only animals worthy of keeping are cute, fuzzy kittens and puppies. You donít have or know anyone who keeps fish do you? Boy I hope not because that would be, in your words, "plain retarted and quite cruel"
For your education, seeing as how itís obvious you need some, the vast majority of people who keep inverts keep them for not only the simple fact that they like them, but also for scientific and educational purposes.
So, I ask to the masses, have you snuggled with your fish today?



09/15/05  08:24pm

 #486305


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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 479884


 Pick it up

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You donít have or know anyone who keeps fish do you? Boy I hope not because that would be, in your words, "plain retarted and quite cruel"



LOL good one Metz



09/21/05  08:08pm

 #508345


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  Message To: Swimbball   In reference to Message Id: 486305


 Pick it up

did you bye the scorp or capture it? if it was wild when you got it it probobly, 99% of the time, has internal parasites. if you hold it you will put stress on the animal and the parasites react. this normally kills the scorpion and nothing can be done to stop it! you really shouldnt hold it. If you NEED, i MEAN NEED, to hold it pick it up by the tail and put your hand under it. or put a ladel in the cage and usher the scorpion in to it. dont use gloves as they maybe to cumbersome to feel the pressure you put on the scorpion. this should help prevent injeries or/and death.



10/11/05  04:57pm

 #509718


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  Message To: Random-Bill   In reference to Message Id: 508345


 Pick it up

yeh ahhh



10/12/05  10:17pm

 #511327


Metz
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  Message To: Tino   In reference to Message Id: 509718


 Pick it up

If a scorpion has internal parasites, (nematodes are the most common) then itís going to die...period. Parasites feed and lay their eggs inside their host and once their eggs develop, say good bye to the scorpion. Handling, while yes, stressing to a scorpion, will not have any effect on the production or lack thereof, of parasites.
There are ways to handle a scorpion without stressing it out. The easiest way to do that is to let the scorpion walk onto the hand on itís own, that way it is in "control" and is a lot more realxed.



10/14/05  06:35pm

 #511850


Random-Bill
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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 511327


 Pick it up

oh, ok. my fault. i thought putting stress on the animal made the internal parasites damage its health. i didnt know it would die anyway. how long do the eggs take? (to kill the creature) oh well i brought mine from an arachnid dealer. she should be ok, i hope!



10/15/05  12:34pm

 #512129


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  Message To: Random-Bill   In reference to Message Id: 511850


 Pick it up

If you bought yours from a reputable dealer, yes, she should be fine as most dealers will quarentine any wild caught stock they have for a minimum of one month up to six months. Parasite development depends greatly on the type of parasite. Pathogenic Nematode infestation usually take anywhere from one to 3 months to show its ugly self and the invert (depending on size) will die shortly thereafter, usually within a matter of days to weeks.
Now, donít let the threat of parasites scare you away from keeping scorpions (or spiders for that matter). Yes, it happens, BUT if they are purchased from reputable breeders/dealers, those possibilities are greatly reduced. In other words, buy captive bred and DONíT buy from the pet stores.



10/15/05  05:19pm

 #512958


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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 512129


 Pick it up

Thanks. I would never bye a scorp or any invert/insect from a petshop! :)
Im thinking of breeding some imperials/emporors, what would be a goog sized tank for both of them. I want to keep them in the same tank as i have limited room in my room. Should i put a big piece of slate in the middle for them to "dance"? And should i get two heat pads for a bigger tank? At the moment my girl has a 80* f heatmat, would i need to get two, one for each end of the larger tank? Thanx for the help :)



10/16/05  04:01pm

 #513512


Metz
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  Message To: Random-Bill   In reference to Message Id: 512958


 Pick it up

I keep my breeding pair in a 10 gallon with lots of bark for them to hide in. If your tank heater is made for, say, a 10 gallon, then if thatís what you have, you shouldnít need two. If you have them in, say, a 30 gallon and your heat pad is only for a 10, then yes, get two and put them on the side of the tank, not the bottom.
For successful breeding, youíll want to make sure your temps and humidity stay high, at least in the 90s for both. Yes, youíll want a smooth stone or piece of slate for the male to do his thing. It should be roughly the same size as the scorpion, including tail.



10/17/05  12:29am

 #532032


Meee
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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 513512


 Pick it up

on the topic of killing, this actually has nothing to do with scorpions, but there is a bacterium that lives about 6 inches under the ground in southern canada and the mid western us that produce a substance s deadly, just 1 once (in liquid form) it would whip out all humans and apes, im not to sure about its affect on any other animals. yea. that sooo retains to scorpions dosent it?



11/05/05  12:07am

 #542792


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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 532032


 Pick it up

Just slowly slip your hand under the scorpian. If you try it from above your in for a sting theyll think your a prdator and boom.



11/14/05  06:30pm

 #545589


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  Message To: Panther903   In reference to Message Id: 479715


 Pick it up

Retarded? I think wanting to hold the majority of scorpions or tarantulas is plain retarded. Furthermore, your scorpion doesnít want to be held either. Scorpions donít want or care for your affection. It is not cruel to not handle a scorpion. Scorpions do not need human (or even fellow scorpion) companionship to be happy and thrive.

To answer the post. Donít pick up your scorpion unless you are very comfortable with doing so. Use your thumb and forefinger to grab the segment of the tail before the telson (stinger). DO NOT pick it up by the telson as you can damage the joint connected to it. Pick it up in a smooth motion (not too fast) and place it down on your hand. Do not drop it into your hand or slam it. This will cause it to scurry off your hand or assume a defensive posture. Do this in a smooth motion. If you hold your scorpion by the tail for too long some scorpions will actually bend backwards and attempt to snip you.
Emperor scorpions very rarely sting, even when provoked, but when they do, it feels slightly more painful than a bee sting. You wonít suffer any life threatening effects from Emperor scorpion venom unless you are allergic to it, in which case, you will have an anaphylactic (severe swelling, shortness of breath, anxiety, etc.) reaction similar to those suffered by people with bee allergies. Having an EpiPen (epinephrine; injectable adrenaline) handy when handling your scorps is always a good idea since you donít want to learn that you are allergic to the sting after you have been stung and have nothing to hold you over while you make your way to the hospital.
Precautions should always be taken, even with Emperors, even though the very rarely use their telson. An Emperor will more than likely use itís pinchers rather than itís telson. An Emperorís pinchers are very strong and can draw blood.
I donít recommend handling your scorpions at all. The above is just a guidline for those who absolutely must handle them. The main reason I do not recommend handling them is not that they may hurt you but that there is a chance of the scorpion being injured or killed. A person who isnít very experienced with scorpions may jerk their hands away or flinch when the scorpion makes an unanticipated move and a fall from your hand will usually kill your scorpion.



11/17/05  12:41am

 #571546


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  Message To: Sathane   In reference to Message Id: 545589


 Pick it up

Hey!! this metz guy what the hell man how come all you do on this website is diss people. Well i no your just trying to make people undersatnd more about herps but you dont have to be so harsh about it dude!!



12/12/05  08:16pm

 #571594


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  Message To: Hairylags   In reference to Message Id: 571546


 Pick it up

its just my littel bro looks up to you couse u no so much and he was on my account a littel while ago and tryed giving someone edvice and you said somthin to him , made him feel pretty bad< lol he is very sencitive ??



12/12/05  09:10pm

 #571707


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  Message To: Hairylags   In reference to Message Id: 571594


 Pick it up

Actually Hairy, I donít "diss" everybody. However, what I *will* do is shamelessly point out stupid, irrelevant remarks such as the one made here. I donít know who your little bro is nor do I have any clue what I may or may not have said, so, if youíd like to enlighten me Iíll be more than happy to apologize to him for offending him as (usually) that is not my intent....excpet of course when people post immature, ignorant comments like "anyone who would keep a bug as a pet is just plain retarted...."
By the way, Iím not a "man" or a "dude". Iím just a plain oleí "chick"



12/12/05  11:27pm


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