My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:58 pm

Saw people posting pics of their inverts, so I thought I would share some pics of my scorpions.
Just love these guys. As you can see both have some attitude problems.
Sorry for the flash, they only come out at night and the light in the room where they are housed is not that useful for taking photos.

Hope you enjoy

Parabuthus granulatus:
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Parabuthus capensis:
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby lexer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:08 pm

hy.

nice species and pictures :)
what for problems do you mean ?

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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Just a joke about them being very agressive.
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sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby lexer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:28 pm

:lol:
be carefull with them, Parabuthus spp. can also hurl his poison.

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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:37 pm

I think I read somewhere that P.granulatus is unable to do so and I also think capensis cant either. Maybe someone can shed some light on this?
Shining brightly, even for a split
second, is better than living a
dull-grey life for eternity - Jing (King Of Bandits)
A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby lexer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm not sure if every Parabuthus can that... but it can be possible.

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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby it_bit_me » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:23 pm

Parabuthus transvaalensis can. :0
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:38 pm

"Certain Buthidae scorpions spray venom up to 1 metre and the fifth metosomal (tail) segments of these scorpions are enlarged.
The 3 species cited are Parabuthus schlechteri, P. transvaalicus and P. villosus . This has not yet been documented conclusively and is refuted by some experts"
Taken from biodiversityexplorer.org
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second, is better than living a
dull-grey life for eternity - Jing (King Of Bandits)
A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby snake kid » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:43 pm

All looks male, you got any females? Nice specimens though.
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:25 am

Nope, only males.
Just trying to get their requirements perfect and then maybe get females for them and then hopefully start breeding.
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A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby lexer » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:19 pm

good luck with your Projeckt :)

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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:29 pm

Just an update. Found a female P. granulatus for my male and hopefully she is gravid. If she is I'm hoping for some scorplings in about 7-11months.

Female:

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sorry for the photo quality, my camera decided to break all of a sudden, so everything was taken with my phone.
Shining brightly, even for a split
second, is better than living a
dull-grey life for eternity - Jing (King Of Bandits)
A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:48 pm

Can some of the more experienced scorp guys tell me if she might be gravid?
Shining brightly, even for a split
second, is better than living a
dull-grey life for eternity - Jing (King Of Bandits)
A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby Scorpion » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:02 am

What areas were the male "granulatus" and male "capensis" found? Also where was the female "granulatus" found?

I am not convinced on the species...those granulatus are very light

If the female was caught that fat, then she could very well be gravid.

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Re: My Parabuthus granulatus and capensis

Postby shadowfoot » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:02 pm

@Scorpion, the P. granulatus is from Barrydale, I dont know the location of the capensis. Im 100% sure that its granulatus though. The granulatus seem to be much lighter in colour down in the Western Cape than the ones up north or it could be the flash I used to snap pics of them.
Shining brightly, even for a split
second, is better than living a
dull-grey life for eternity - Jing (King Of Bandits)
A life without gambling is like
sushi without wasabi - Gintoki (Gintama)
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it - Steve Irwin
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