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Dspdrew's Hadrurus arizonensis Scorpion

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 5 2016 - 2:28 AM

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I found this guy during one of my last trips out to the desert. I'm pretty sure this is Hadrurus arizonensis. This is definitely the largest scorpion I've ever seen. If my ID is correct, this is the largest species in North America. This thing eats a roach or cricket every day. The last scorpions I had rarely used their stinger, but this one stings everything it grabs. It's pretty cool.

 

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#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted September 5 2016 - 5:36 PM

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You nailed it. Cool scorpions. Need to be kept very dry.



#3 Offline spider_creations - Posted September 21 2016 - 7:53 AM

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Hkw can I never find one but you just come upon one lol

#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 21 2016 - 8:01 AM

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Haha, it was the first thing I saw when I got out of my truck.



#5 Offline noebl1 - Posted September 21 2016 - 8:26 AM

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I had one of these years ago as a pet (ahhh my younger days...)  From what I recall it really likes to burrow and hide.  I only typically saw it at night;  I hadn't realized it died for awhile as couldn't tell the difference as rarely saw it.



#6 Online T.C. - Posted September 21 2016 - 8:39 AM

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Cool man, now I want one!



#7 Offline sgheaton - Posted September 21 2016 - 8:52 AM

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So is it a giant scorpion in a tiny boxbox or is the thing that big that it fills out the entire box. Can it turn around? 


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#8 Offline spider_creations - Posted September 21 2016 - 9:25 AM

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So is it a giant scorpion in a tiny boxbox or is the thing that big that it fills out the entire box. Can it turn around?


Adults can get like 6 inches

#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 28 2016 - 9:09 PM

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I finally made a decent setup for this thing. Now hopefully I can get it to dig a burrow where I want it. And, hopefully I can keep the plants alive.

 

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#10 Offline Californian Anter - Posted November 28 2016 - 9:13 PM

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That looks a little small. Also, you might want to put a large flat rock for it to burrow under.


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#11 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 28 2016 - 9:15 PM

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They dig their burrows in the dirt.



#12 Offline Zeiss - Posted November 28 2016 - 9:16 PM

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how compacted is the dirt?  desert hairy scorpions have really strong claws meant for digging through almost sandstone level hardness



#13 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 28 2016 - 9:27 PM

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Yeah I read that. Once fully dried, the dirt should be pretty hard.



#14 Offline Martialis - Posted December 4 2016 - 9:21 AM

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It seems to have more potent venom than those others. You can tell how powerful their venom is by how fat their stinger is, and how thin their pincers are. For example, one that uses its pincers/claws more will have a smaller "ball" around its stinger, while the ones with the larger "ball" use their venom more than their underdeveloped pincers (compared to less venomous scorpions).



#15 Offline gcsnelling - Posted December 4 2016 - 9:36 AM

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Hadrurus is fairly mild as scorpions go. A sting will smart a bit but not going to put you on your [censored]. Claw and sting size is not a good indicator of toxicity.



#16 Offline Martialis - Posted December 4 2016 - 9:40 AM

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Huh. Didn't know that . Shows how much I know about arachnids. :/



#17 Offline Saftron - Posted December 4 2016 - 10:40 AM

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Very interesting

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#18 Offline dspdrew - Posted February 27 2017 - 9:24 PM

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Everything still looks good. The scorpion finally dug a burrow, but didn't go far.

 

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You can see the burrow up against the glass here.

 

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I just fed it a cricket.

 

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Amazingly, the plants are still alive. I'm not sure how much longer they'll be alive though, since the scorpion decided to dig its burrow directly under them.

 

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#19 Online T.C. - Posted February 27 2017 - 10:08 PM

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I am jealous of that scorpion. Nice setup you got there as well.

#20 Offline antgenius123 - Posted February 28 2017 - 9:56 AM

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Cool scorpion, the name is a bit of a tongue twister though.


 
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