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    cephalotus, what you have is most likely Uroctonus mordax, but it could be paruroctonus silvestrii, or a species of pseudoroctonus. there is a species of paruroctonus from monteray that lives on the coastal sand dunes that is very endangered. if you get caught scorpion collecting there, you'll get in deep dung!
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    I was Given a little baby Black Emperor scorpion on monday (Pandinus imperator). It is such a beautiful little thing, Glossy black with a pure white sting. I named it Dax! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I also got my first sting of it as well wednesday when I was checking the temperature of the soil in the tank. It got me on the back of my hand. Not too painful but I dont like to even think what it will be like when it is mature! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Richard,
    That little guy is so cute! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    How painful was the sting? Adult emperors rarely sting, but they do pinch! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
    Give the little guy lots of heat and humidity. Baby emperor casualties are rather high. They usually die when molting. If its not humid enough and their outer shell doesn't become soft, they won't be able to fully "shed". Then well, you can figure out what happens next [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Hi Larry,
    the sting wasn't too bad. less painful than a nettle sting but suprising for its size!
    Fortunatly I did a lot of research before I got it. The tank is heated with a small underhground heater to the left of the tank and a larger heater wich goes on the rear of the tank wall. The temperature is between 27-35*c. I spray the substrate daily so it is always humid. I have heard about the moulting problem. This does worry me as it is such a beautiful little creature, all I can do is hope for the best. From what I can tell my setup is correct. It is warm enough and plenty humid enough. I'll just have to wait and see.

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    Hey Guys,

    Sorry I wasnt checking back here lol...

    the picture....thats it! thats how mine look like. I caught them while attending a Burmese/Chinese festival up in Bolder Creek. I was searching for California Mt. Kingsnakes though to no luck [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Hey Zach,
    If you ever get anymore more of these U. mordax, I'd be interested. I've always wanted to be able to keep scorpions outdoors in a terrarium with no heat. Since these guys are sometimes found in snow, heat shouldn't be a problem [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Larry,

    As long as you have CA hunting/fishing license, i will be happy to find you one (you need a license to keep wild collected animals). I wont be going up there till next year, but I will remeber to keep an eye out. Thanks-Zach
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