View Full Version : Some Scorpion pic's

11-08-2007, 07:56 AM
T. stigmurus

C. gracilis


11-08-2007, 07:58 AM
This one is from southern Alberta.

P. boreus




11-08-2007, 08:01 AM
C. gracilis for Ian.



Sorry Ian the lighting isn't very good on these two pic's. They are very dark grey almost black.


11-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Awsome pics! I've always found scorpions to be an interesting pet but didn't know much about them at one point so i decided to go with snakes.

11-08-2007, 03:02 PM
It's never too late to come over to the dark side!:D

11-08-2007, 04:04 PM
lol i'll probably be there within a few years seeing as i also like tarantulas. Watching them eat is just so kool.

11-08-2007, 06:19 PM
man... that's sweet, thanks. I'm missing my "Tonto". Sad but funny story. My turtle killed it after jumping out of his tank, and bashing around the herp room. :(

11-17-2007, 01:14 AM
hey Ollie,

Those are some good looking black light pics, i've been having a bit of trouble getting those to turn out good for me.

Also, out of curiosity, how is your communal setup of V. spins going? i had a casuality in mine. One of them would just not eat. i tried everything i could think of. I handed it a prekilled pinhead with some tongs, which it took but it just carried it around for a while and later dropped it. It died a couple days ago, but i guess only being 2nd instar things like this happen. of the two that are left i think i may just put a divider in the KK to split them up, one is as fat as can be and steals alll the food i put in. if i want the other one to eat i have to hand it crickets. i was just wondering if you had any problems like this in your colony and if you have any suggestions for me.


11-17-2007, 03:41 PM
Hi, Mike,

Not exactly sure whats going on with my V. spin's. Everytime I look there are three on top of the substrate and the rest (about 9) are burrowed down into the substrate. I can see them from below especially with the blacklight. I'm pretty sure they are still alive and I think they are rotating shifts with the three on top. I keep putting in 1 week old crickets and they all keep disappearing. Last night I put in about a dozen and they're all gone today.
When I get back from Belize I'll move them into a larger container or maybe two containers. I see one of the surface dwellers just molted this morning as well so I guess all is well for now.
I found that if I try to take blacklight pictures in complete darkness they don't work that well but if I have another dim light in the room it seems to be better. Still have lots to learn about this new Canon. I'm having trouble getting the super macro mode to work. Don't know if its me or the camera. I did buy a new macro lens to try but haven't had much luck with that yet. Need more practice!