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Ollie
02-02-2008, 05:01 PM
This is a new scorp I got this week, Opistophtalmus ecristatus. This guys a pretty good size probably 2.5 to 3 inches. As you can see it's either gravid, pre-molt or just plain fat.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/untitled2-17.jpg




http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/untitled1-19.jpg

Ollie

Michael
02-02-2008, 05:15 PM
I vote for gravid, do you know if it's WC? I really hope my fat H. paucidens is gravid, but considering their gestation period is 18 months, i may not know for a loooong time, unless it molts...here is a pic if you want to venture a guess:

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4601/img2819kx9.jpg

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4398/img2820oz5.jpg

Kioka
02-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Nice Ollie!

I hope she's gravid. Couldn't find anything on them so I looked up Opistophtalmus spp. instead. Pretty interesting.

Raeb and Eada
02-02-2008, 07:01 PM
What do you feed scorpions anyways?

Neil
02-02-2008, 07:26 PM
Mmmmm ,wonder if Jenny Craig has an invert program!

Ollie
02-03-2008, 12:23 AM
What do you feed scorpions anyways?
Crickets, small roaches, meal worms etc. Pretty much anything you would feed a tarantula.

Horny.Dragon
02-03-2008, 01:53 PM
wow micheal. nice scorp. is that a flat-rock scorpion?

Melanie
02-03-2008, 01:55 PM
Lol looks more like a fat-rock scorp to me, Great new addition!

jaylow?
02-15-2008, 10:31 AM
that scorp looks like its gonna blow.

FrogO_Oeyes
02-15-2008, 11:44 AM
No, it's not a flat rock. It's a "burrowing scorpion", which isn't saying much! Flat rocks are Hadogenes, in the family Ischnuridae. The correct genus of these guys is Opisthophthalmus (which is certainly a mouthful), and they're a member of Scorpionidae, and there are a ton of species. The sting is reportedly painful, but it's mainly Buthidae which are dangerous.

bean
02-15-2008, 05:16 PM
they both look gravid! cool!

Michael
02-15-2008, 05:37 PM
No, it's not a flat rock. It's a "burrowing scorpion", which isn't saying much! Flat rocks are Hadogenes, in the family Ischnuridae. The correct genus of these guys is Opisthophthalmus (which is certainly a mouthful), and they're a member of Scorpionidae, and there are a ton of species. The sting is reportedly painful, but it's mainly Buthidae which are dangerous.

mine is a olive banded flat rock, Hadogenes paucidens. This specimen is, unfortunately, wild caught which is why i believe it could be gravid but i do plan on breeding them (i have 2 females) when i get my hands on a male, and when i know my fems are mature. The sting on these is laughable but the pinch is somewhat painful (just look at those pedipalps!) and i know about the pinch from first hand (actually left hand;)) experience, but i have not not been stung.

Alberta Bred Geckos
02-15-2008, 06:12 PM
Those are some crazy looking scorps! LOL I'll take your word it doesn't tickle to get clamped on haha