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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:48 pm

I read somewhere here that Scorpions with fat tails and little pincers are the poisonous,small tails and large pincers not so bad. Apparently they store the poison in their tails?
Perhaps KG might know?
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:54 pm

That's the way I understood it as well, Dotty. So the photo posted by Son godin is a non-venomous, well less venomous, one and the one AG posted a venomous one, if you follow that rule.

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:55 pm

:thumbs_up: (hoped I got it right) :wink:
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:26 am

@ Dotty thats the principle to use with regard to the tails and pincers :thumbs_up:

@ Guinea Pig,I have seen Baboon spiders here and the common one is daddy long legs as well as the garden spider but this specie on the far western section of the Park.

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:06 am

Thanks AG :thumbs_up:
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks AG! :thumbs_up:

It's just so difficult to find Baboon Spiders. They're not exactly camera loving critters! :lol:

We're going to have fun. 8)

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Nina! » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi Guinea Pig,

We had a scorpion in our accomodation at Kielie Krankie.
We discovered it in the evening, when it went from the bathroom under the bed :o
When we decided to try to catch him with a pot and put him outside, he had disappeared and we never learned where he went to. Nevertheless, we slept well :D
Later, at Nossob, we saw an information about scorpions at reception and there, it was also mentioned, as the others already told you, that big pincers and a small tail are less dangerous than small pincers and a bit tail.

On the terrace at Mata Mata, we saw at night a spider that might have been a small Red Roman. But I am not good at identifying spiders. We took a picture and as soon as I find it among our thousands of pictures, I could post it for ID.

Good luck.
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:46 pm

:thumbs_up: Nina!

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:22 pm

Hope im not hijacking the thread but here is some useful information.

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Hollebollegys » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:50 pm

You must hope for a windy evening. The scorpions appear out of nowhere if the wind starts blowing.
We were in Twee Rivieren one evening and with the wind of an approaching thunderstorm they were suddenly everywhere.

I hear they catch their normally flying prey who are then grounded because of the wind.
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Kgalagadi Guru wrote:Hope im not hijacking the thread but here is some useful information.



You're not hi-jacking it at all! :D Useful information indeed!

Now to wait for those windy evenings to come up....

This is going to be SO much fun!!

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Fanatic RSA » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 pm

Be sure to get yourself a "scorpion torch" (ultra violet light). I bought mine on-line from a guy called Jonathan Leeming.

I'm sure a google search will reveal his contact details.

It makes finding scorpions a lot easier at night and my wife uses it while walking around.
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Kakiebos van nou af » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:32 pm

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: Are scorpions, spiders and snakes really a problem in the accommodation units at Twee Rivieren?? I like to come prepared. Would appreciate recent visitors comments. :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:40 pm

Hi there Kakiebos....

The species you have mentioned is not a problem inside the chalets, although caution should always be first priority as they might come into the chalets. Spiders will be everywhere inside and out, Scorpions tend to stay outside (wear shoes at all times), same with snakes, they tend to stay outside.

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Re: Scorpions and Red Romans....

Unread postby Kakiebos van nou af » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:47 pm

Thank you Kgalagadi Guru,

Your information is really helpful. I would like to meet you when we visit the park on Sunday.... can not wait anymore :dance: Hope the weather plays along, I understand the scorpions is really active this time of year... :big_eyes:
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