Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

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Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by MSD » April 20th, 2017, 3:27 am

Found this one in our home. While we've caught Scorpions around here before, they've all been pretty tiny. This one, not so much. Not a monster, but fairly large for what's typically seen.

As you can see, it was ready to have a go at it, and by it, I mean me. It did not like being handled all that much.

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Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by BillMcGighan » April 21st, 2017, 8:15 am

For what it's worth.... You probably know this, but, when our Florida home had a good population of scorpions, I got my son to scan the whole house with a blacklight to find as many as possible.

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Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by gcsnelling » April 21st, 2017, 3:29 pm

Pretty sure this is Anuroctonus.

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Re: California Swollenstinger Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by MSD » May 3rd, 2017, 2:50 pm

gcsnelling wrote:Pretty sure this is Anuroctonus.
You know, I think you're right. Thank you!

I have never heard of this one, the California Swollenstinger Scorpion. I found lots of pics to compare it to and it's a match. What I couldn't find is much info about them. Any kind of care sheet info or just general wiki stuff, i.e. how long do they live, how potent is the venom, etc.?

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Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by gcsnelling » May 5th, 2017, 3:03 pm

You should be able to get some good information at arachnoboards.

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Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Post by Nature Nate » May 22nd, 2017, 10:14 am

I've kept anuroctonus as a pet before and it's pretty easy. they like to burrow so give them some medium that they can excavate with a piece of furniture that they can burrow beneath. Crickets and a dish of water should be all the sustenance they need.

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