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 #778898


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Iím planning on getting a scorpion soon. before i get it i was wondering if it would be OK to pick him up by using pliers and put him in another box for cleaning and things. also, could you give me some pictures of your scorpion cage so i can get ideas for my new coming scorpion? it donít matter what type scorpion it is.



05/09/06  08:25pm

 #779070


Meee
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  Message To: DJ11   In reference to Message Id: 778898


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why would you pick him up w/ pliers? if you dont want to be stung just put on some leather gloves and let him crawl on your hand. what type of scorp are you looking at?



05/09/06  09:55pm

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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 779070


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Pliars and leather gloves are both very bad ideas. The safest way for both you and the scorpion, to move them is to put a clear container over them, slide a card under them and lift the whole thing up and move it that way. Scorpions can move very quickly when they want to and safe containment during transporting them is of the most importance. Picking a scorpion up by its tail should only be done if it is done correctly. There is a place on the tail to grab on to but if it is not done right the scorpion can wiggle free and/or the tail can be torn.



05/09/06  11:37pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 779247


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im planning on getting an emporer scorp or a desert hairy scorp.



05/10/06  06:57pm

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  Message To: DJ11   In reference to Message Id: 780372


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metz, i know picking them up w/ gloves is bad, i just posted that message pretty bad. i thought he meant if he could pick it up with pliers on one occasion to hold or something and then put it in a separate tank when cleaning, however he meant pick it up w/ pliers and put it in the separate tank. also i didnít mean grab it w/ the gloves.



05/10/06  08:50pm

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  Message To: Meee   In reference to Message Id: 780574


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could i use pliers in the right spot of the tail? if not, what else can i do to pick him up?



05/11/06  04:43pm

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  Message To: DJ11   In reference to Message Id: 781641


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Quote:

The safest way for both you and the scorpion, to move them is to put a clear container over them, slide a card under them and lift the whole thing up and move it that way.



05/11/06  06:06pm

 #782981


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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 781756


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OK metz. thanks for the reply. would a desert hairy scorpion or the emperor be better for a beginner?



05/12/06  04:49pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 781756


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OK metz. thanks for the reply. would a desert hairy scorpion or the emperor be better as a pet scorp?



05/12/06  04:49pm

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  Message To: DJ11   In reference to Message Id: 782982


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Yep, those work, as would a flat rock. The desert hairyís are a bit more tempremental than the other two but all make good first scorpions. Also, you can check out the red claw emperor, theyíre basically the same as P. imperator just that their claws are red rather than the typical black/green color.



05/12/06  05:45pm

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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 783083


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If your a first a first time owner, then I strongly suggest getting an emperor scorpion. Desert hairy are much to vicious for first time handlers. And unless the gloves are really thick, I suggest just using tweezers. a scorpins sting will go straight thourgh a leather glove. especialy if its a desert hairy.



05/14/06  12:06am


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