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#1 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted June 23 2015 - 11:22 PM

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So I almost stepped on this little guy while blacklighting and decided to keep him. I know there is one dangerous species in California and I have the feeling I got lucky and caught just that, so please, anyone good with scorpions please help ID this. :lol:



#2 Offline William. T - Posted June 24 2015 - 3:16 AM

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 Centruroides sp. I have seen these before. Really nasty. Known as "bark scorpions. "


Species I keep:

 

2 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

3 Camponotus Pennsylvanicus 35 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 35 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

10 Pheidole Sp. "Brown' 30 workers

9 Crematogaster cerasi 35 workers

1 Pheidole sp. 25 workers

1 Tapinoma Sessile 1300 workers

1 T. Sessile 220 workers

3 Lasius Interjectus 15 workers

3 Formica sp. "Metallic" 

4 Formica sp. "Dull"

1 Pheidole sp. "Red" 25 workers

2 Crematogaster sp. 25 workers

15 Lasius Neoniger

1  Tapinoma Sp.


#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 24 2015 - 7:48 AM

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I doubt that is a bark scorpion. I think the only ones in California are in the far southeast deserts.


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#4 Offline Tpro4 - Posted June 24 2015 - 8:36 AM

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it's the dangerous one that can kill a man in seconds
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#5 Offline Tpro4 - Posted June 24 2015 - 8:37 AM

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but it might be a Paruroctonus silvestrii, one of those two
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#6 Offline Foogoo - Posted June 24 2015 - 9:14 AM

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Paging kellakk!


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Camponotus vicinus, Crematogaster 1, Crematogaster 2, Formica francoeuri, *, *, Myrmecocystus testaceus, Novomessor cockerelli, Pheidole hyatti, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, Solenopsis invicta


#7 Offline William. T - Posted June 24 2015 - 10:53 AM

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Last time I checked, this genus has been found through much of SoCal and the Mid West and West.


Species I keep:

 

2 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

3 Camponotus Pennsylvanicus 35 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 35 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

10 Pheidole Sp. "Brown' 30 workers

9 Crematogaster cerasi 35 workers

1 Pheidole sp. 25 workers

1 Tapinoma Sessile 1300 workers

1 T. Sessile 220 workers

3 Lasius Interjectus 15 workers

3 Formica sp. "Metallic" 

4 Formica sp. "Dull"

1 Pheidole sp. "Red" 25 workers

2 Crematogaster sp. 25 workers

15 Lasius Neoniger

1  Tapinoma Sp.


#8 Offline Subverted - Posted June 24 2015 - 2:45 PM

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This is 100% a Vaejovid and not a Centruroides. Probably a Serradigitus?


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#9 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted June 24 2015 - 3:02 PM

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So it could be a Paruroctonus silvestrii or the one that Subverted said. I really do not care if it is dangerous or not, it does not effect my decision of keeping it as a pet. It would just be cool to know the species. She already gobbled down a pretty large cricket yesterday, so she has eaten since I caught her. ;)



#10 Offline cpman - Posted June 24 2015 - 4:58 PM

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I thought it looked Vaejovid, but I didn't bother chiming in because I have very little experience with scorpions. I don't know whether it is a male or a female, but good luck! It would be awesome if you found a mate for it and got some scorpionlings.



#11 Offline kellakk - Posted June 24 2015 - 11:27 PM

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I wanna say Serradigitis.  I don't think you'd find Centruroides in Simi Valley, and I'm pretty sure it's a Vaejovid.  Did you find it near a sloped area or cliff?


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#12 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 25 2015 - 12:00 AM

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I wonder if nepenthes would know.



#13 Offline William. T - Posted June 25 2015 - 6:33 AM

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Good luck keeping this scorpion! You are lucky that you don't have parents like mine.... I am limited in pets. I can only keep fish now that my brother arrived. And when it's birthday, and you get all that money, they don't let you buy a heater or filter! I can only keep fish. I gave up keeping fish a long time ago, and my beautiful B. Smithi is the only invert other than ants I can keep now...... and I had to pester hem for what; 2 years, and win a lot of awards before they sent the test tube order to LCM Labs. Well, since you live in SoCal, you can keep your scorp without any heaters or anything, just a box of sand. I still remember when I was in China, 5 years ago, buying scorps like these at the food markets (they eat scorpions in China) for 12 for a few Yuan.  Sucks now that my brother arrived, I can't keep them anymore. Still, good luck!


Species I keep:

 

2 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

3 Camponotus Pennsylvanicus 35 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 35 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

10 Pheidole Sp. "Brown' 30 workers

9 Crematogaster cerasi 35 workers

1 Pheidole sp. 25 workers

1 Tapinoma Sessile 1300 workers

1 T. Sessile 220 workers

3 Lasius Interjectus 15 workers

3 Formica sp. "Metallic" 

4 Formica sp. "Dull"

1 Pheidole sp. "Red" 25 workers

2 Crematogaster sp. 25 workers

15 Lasius Neoniger

1  Tapinoma Sp.


#14 Online gcsnelling - Posted June 26 2015 - 3:01 AM

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100% not Centruroides and no they won't kill you in seconds if you are stung by one. However I do not know the California scorpions well enough to put a name on this one.



#15 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted July 13 2015 - 11:55 PM

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It was suggested in chat this is a Vaejovis confusus male.



#16 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted July 28 2015 - 1:25 AM

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It has gotten really fat recently and looks a lot more like this now... :thinking:

http://bugguide.net/...ew/74571/bgpage



#17 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted November 3 2017 - 10:50 AM

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male Paravaejovis puritanus.

the only paravaejovis species throughout all of california that occurs along the coast.  The rest of the californian members of this genus are strictly desert dwellers, like confusus and waeringi.



#18 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted November 9 2017 - 7:39 PM

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Not centruoides, it doesn't have the extra tooth on the stinger. On thw other hand, paravaejovis seems about right.

It has gotten really fat recently and looks a lot more like this now... :thinking:
http://bugguide.net/...ew/74571/bgpage

If it's a female it could be pregnant

#19 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 12 2017 - 4:20 PM

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Since the only arachnids that I can identify are extinct, I'm just going to say that this scorpion looks cool.


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#20 Offline Hunter - Posted November 13 2017 - 6:25 AM

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just saying the ones with smaller claws have a more potent poison







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