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EWTC 12-13-2012 03:32 PM

Another scorpion picture: Orthochirus scrobiculosus negebensis
 
I picked-up a nasty virus late last week and haven’t been feeling particularly inspired (or healthy) ever since. But this morning—once I stopped trying to cough-up a lung—I decided to grab my camera and take a few photosof one of my Israeli pillar tail scorpions (Orthochirus scrobiculosus negebensis for my blog.

These are such great (I dare say cute) little scorpions. But they are a pain to photograph because they live in a dusty environment—and it is really difficult to get a nice, clear, sharp photo of a very small, dusty animal. It’s tempting to wash one of these little beasts off in some warm water. But I’m afraid that immersion in water, even for a short time, would stress the animal badly or even worse, cause it harm.

Cheers,
EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8...050a29bf_z.jpgorthochirus 1 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

EntoCraig 12-13-2012 03:56 PM

Nice! I collect local Scorpions often here in Utah. Got some black light LED flashlights I made for the job. Up north we catch Vejovis boreus and Vaejovis confusus. I think we may have some Smeringurus mesaensis around as well. Down south the scope widens and starts including Hadrurus spadix and Hadrurus arizonensis!

Top Left Corner:
http://i.imgur.com/j7M9z.jpg

EWTC 12-13-2012 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EntoCraig (Post 2108605)
Nice! I collect local Scorpions often here in Utah. Got some black light LED flashlights I made for the job. Up north we catch Vejovis boreus and Vaejovis confusus. I think we may have some Smeringurus mesaensis around as well. Down south the scope widens and starts including Hadrurus spadix and Hadrurus arizonensis!

Top Left Corner:
http://i.imgur.com/j7M9z.jpg


I'm really envious! I would love to go out hunting scorpions! I had some Vejovis years ago from Arizona, I don't remember which species. Great critters with a lot of attitude! There must be lots of interesting arthropods in Utah...

EC

zzrguy 12-14-2012 01:44 AM

I had a Black Emperor years ago. Eveil looking bugger he shedded three times and die on his four.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LF8GSSTC5Q...r+scorpion.jpg

UDGags 12-14-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EntoCraig (Post 2108605)
Nice! I collect local Scorpions often here in Utah. Got some black light LED flashlights I made for the job. Up north we catch Vejovis boreus and Vaejovis confusus. I think we may have some Smeringurus mesaensis around as well. Down south the scope widens and starts including Hadrurus spadix and Hadrurus arizonensis!

Top Left Corner:
http://i.imgur.com/j7M9z.jpg


How big are these? Like how big is that spider? You should add a ruler to the image. :)

holoublahee 01-01-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EntoCraig (Post 2108605)
Nice! I collect local Scorpions often here in Utah. Got some black light LED flashlights I made for the job. Up north we catch Vejovis boreus and Vaejovis confusus. I think we may have some Smeringurus mesaensis around as well. Down south the scope widens and starts including Hadrurus spadix and Hadrurus arizonensis!

Top Left Corner:
http://i.imgur.com/j7M9z.jpg

Wicked collection you've got! also, they seem HUGE!!!

dreamchick 01-09-2013 10:44 PM

nice collection but i have to say yuk! just not my thing.


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