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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Need Help identifying  Reply with quote

I live in Auburn California and found this little scorpion in the kitchen this morning. I was very surprised since I have lived in Northern California all my life and this is the first scorpion I have ever found. I need some help trying to identify it. The  scorpion is maybe an inch long, very small. Kids want to keep it as a pet. Can it be kept as a pet ?







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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't be a very exciting pet for kids but it's not particularly dangerous. I think it's a serradigitus sp similar to what I've seen out by the San Luis res but I'm not positive.

It can't climb glass and will need something to hide under. Expect it to come out only at night if at all. I don't recommend handling it, especially for the kids, it's a "look, don't touch" kind of pet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the fast response ! My son, 10 years old, is already planning a scorpion hunt for tonight   . We just moved to Auburn and live on 7 acres. We have been finding all kinds of weird critters up here.

How big of a space would this scorpion need? Right now the kids have it in their plastic bug container with some dirt, a few rocks and sticks.






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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will probably be fine.

If you really want to add to your sons addiction, you might consider getting him a black light for night hunting( it's pretty cool when they fluoresce)


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