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 #792213


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 Scorpions as a pet...

I got a Snake and hes 3í long.... just so u know. Whats a Scorpion like as a pet. what kind ? and can u tell me a little about them plz. easy to keep? how long do they live? post sum pics please.



05/18/06  02:49pm

 #793162


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 792213


 Scorpions as a pet...

Scorpions are very different than snakes when it comes to "pet" quality. Scorpions are not an animal that should be handled. While their care is pretty simple, it also has to be correct for the individual species. They *can* be kind of boring "pets" because the majority are burrowers and all scorpions are nocturnal, thus, they are seldom out during our normal waking hours. They donít do much, they just kind of sit there (until you throw in some live prey...THEN they get active! )
How long they live depends on the species. They can live for well over 10 years or as little as 3 to 5 years. Some species are a lot easier to keep than others.
For pictures and general info on scorpions in general, go HERE



05/18/06  11:39pm

 #793461


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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 793162


 Scorpions as a pet...

I kind of want one. you know .... as a display pet. is it possible to NEVER handle them ?



05/19/06  10:48am

 #793540


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 793461


 Scorpions as a pet...

That is possiable. However, you are going to have to pick them up with tweezers some time. Oh, and what ever you do, donít bombard the tank with crickets! This will stress out your scorpion. First timers tend to do that. Good luck!



05/19/06  12:06pm

 #793848


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  Message To: SCORPION MAN!   In reference to Message Id: 793540


 Scorpions as a pet...

lol not getting one yet. whats the best species?



05/19/06  03:53pm

 #794017


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 793848


 Scorpions as a pet...

I think the best scorpion for a display pet, beginners, and experts is the emperor scorpion. Its size and jet black exoskeleton make it a fasinating addition to any hobbistís collection. They are 5-7 in. long live 5-8 years in captivity and like hot and humid enviroments. Iíll give you more information if your interested.



05/19/06  05:36pm

 #794172


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  Message To: Dr. Wells   In reference to Message Id: 794017


 Scorpions as a pet...

I dont really like the Emperor scorpians. they are too common. Any other ones ? Fat tailedís are bad right ? do u have to keep a top on the tank ?



05/19/06  07:11pm

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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 794172


 Scorpions as a pet...

Since you want it as a display the bigger scorpions are probablly best, so what about the Desert Hairy Scorpion? Yes, it is best to have a lid to prevent escapes, I have kept some types of scorpions without tops, but tops are needed to keep in heat and moisture which are required for most scorpions.

Common Name: Desert Hairy Scorpion

Scientific Name: Hadrurus arizonesis

Range: Arizona

Type: Obligate Burrower

Communal: Yes

Adult Size: 5-6 inches

Temperature: 85-90 degrees

Humidity: 50%

Temperament: Semi Aggressive

Speed: Medium

Venom: 2

Diet: young can eat pinhead crickets,small roaches,or mealworms. Adults can eat large crickets,roaches,or superworms.

Housing: Adults can be kept in large critter keepers,5 gallon tank,or rubbermaid type container. Young can be kept in small critter keepers or large deli cups.

Substrate: Sand with rocks and hides. The sand should be mixed with water and allowed to dry to make a stable burrowing substrate.




05/19/06  09:28pm

 #794396


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 794172


 Scorpions as a pet...

H. Troglodytes (flat rock) would be a good choice, I beleive. You still should you caution with these.I know someone who has been stung by one and he said that it hurt like hell. They are not known to sting, they would rather pinch, but like I said there is always a rare occasion.. If you are talking about A australis (yellow fat tail) they are a bad choice, they are a 5 on the 1-5 venom scale. Yes, you will need a top on the tank to contain scorps. Scorps are known escape artists, you donít want to underestimate them.



05/19/06  09:44pm

 #794636


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  Message To: SCORPION MAN!   In reference to Message Id: 793540


 Scorpions as a pet...

Quote:

That is possiable. However, you are going to have to pick them up with tweezers some time. Oh, and what ever you do, donít bombard the tank with crickets! This will stress out your scorpion. First timers tend to do that. Good luck!

Actually, it is *recommended* that you never handle them...and picking them up with TWEEZERS???? THAT is a bad idea and is a common mistake that "first timers" generaly make. There *are* proper, safe ways to move a scorpion and picking them up with tweezers, pliars, tongs or in a spoon are NOT any of them.



05/20/06  12:49am

 #794939


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  Message To: Metz   In reference to Message Id: 794636


 Scorpions as a pet...

ok. well i kinda like that Desert Hairy Scorpion. whats the Emperor scorpians venom on the scale?Oh and by the way can the fat tailed kill u ?



05/20/06  11:25am

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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 794939


 Scorpions as a pet...

The emperor scorpion is 1 out of 5 on the venom scale. Any scorpion can kill you if your allergic to that chemical compound.



05/20/06  12:22pm

 #795005


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 794939


 Scorpions as a pet...

The emperor scorpion is a 1 out of 5 on the venom scale. Any scorpion can kill you if your allergic to that chemical compound.



05/20/06  12:27pm

 #795078


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  Message To: Dr. Wells   In reference to Message Id: 795005


 Scorpions as a pet...

I dono if im allergic.



05/20/06  01:16pm

 #795140


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 795078


 Scorpions as a pet...

Fat tail scorpions are very dangerous and should only be kept by responsible and experienced hobbist. Do you want a single scorpion or a colony? Iím fond of colonies.



05/20/06  02:11pm

 #795149


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  Message To: Dr. Wells   In reference to Message Id: 795140


 Scorpions as a pet...

Do you mean do i want just one. or to start a colecting ? cuz i only want one.



05/20/06  02:16pm

 #795174


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  Message To: OzZy_101*   In reference to Message Id: 795149


 Scorpions as a pet...

What size tank do you have? How much do you want to end up spending?



05/20/06  02:33pm

 #804136


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  Message To: Dr. Wells   In reference to Message Id: 795174


 Scorpions as a pet...

whaever it takes. i gota 10 gallon



05/25/06  08:42pm


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