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Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:47 pm Unread post
Hey Karen,

My bet would be the Yellow-legged Burrowing Scorpion, Opistophthalmus glabrifrons, However I might very well be mistaken,
I live 700km away from Centurion, so I don't know the area's scorps very well at all.

Second opinions anyone? :hmz:
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Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:26 pm Unread post
Madach that pic is sooo cool!! :shock: :clap:

Sorry about the terrible light; this guy wouldn't leave us alone at Talamati in December. He came back for three nights!!

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Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:52 am Unread post
That looks massive!!! :shock:


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Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:31 am Unread post
Im not a scorpion expert, but I will keep very far away from this one! It looks like a parabuthus? Maybe dr scorpion can assist us?


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Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:18 am Unread post
Last night at home I had to do a rescue job.
I am not sure if I rescued the dog from the scorpion or the scorpion from the dog.
Which ever way, it was a big scorpion and a bad one.
As far as I have it, it is one of the Thick-Tail species.
What amazed me was the amount of venom that it expressed when I touched it with the braai tongs. :shock:

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Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:25 am Unread post
A Buthidae. :clap: :clap: :clap:

You definitely rescued both.

Ziara would have been dogmeat by now. :big_eyes:


Scorpoins at night

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Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:31 pm Unread post
As a novice, can anybody please tell me which kind of light to buy to enable me to see scorpoins at night?

Also any pointers in this regard would be welcome. I have always wanted to do that, but have no idea.


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Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:51 pm Unread post
You need a Ultra Violet light. You find handy little UV torches, so no major layout is needed.

You can order from here: www.scorpions.co.za

A very basic torch is more than adequate.


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Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:48 pm Unread post
Hi Imberbe

Thanks! on the subject of Scorpions I have just posted a quick guide to the scorpions of the Central Lowveld which includes the central Kruger. It's free from the download section of my website. The document is about 1.6mb and can be found at :

http://www.scorpions.co.za/index.php?op ... &Itemid=57

Please feel free to distribute the PDF document to whoever would like it. Works well when loaded onto a smartphone. :-)

Kind regards

ScorpionKing


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Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:29 pm Unread post
thanks scorpionking! nice mini field guide to keep handy! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


What scorpion is this?

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Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:55 am Unread post
Found at Lower Sabie, does any one know what the correct name is please?

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:12 pm Unread post
No idea what it is,I would also like to know,have seen something similar


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Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:17 pm Unread post
Oh hell Wes now im kicking my own butt youve just joined the forums and already you know how to post pics :rtm: :cam: now im depressed I dont have a clue how to get it right :shock:

oh and that scorpion I see its small all I do know is that its sting will hurt you quiet a bit if it penetrates your skin, I had a small black one like that sting me at home a few years back It felt like hornets were consistently stinging me for 4 days afterwards :big_eyes: :big_eyes:


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Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:22 pm Unread post
Sho!!

it is a dangerous one :big_eyes:
Those with big pincers and small tails are least poisonous.
Those with small pincers and large tails are most poisonous! Such as this one :big_eyes:


Re: What scorpion is this?

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:57 pm Unread post
@Lower Sabie it could be a very young parabuthus transvaalicus but his tail looks too thin to me. Tougher to tell when theyre small though so thats just a possible and not a definite. Even at that size though any of the buthidae family would definitely still be one to avoid at all costs. It is excruciatingly painful and unfortunately due to my own stupidity, I speak from experience :) ALWAYS wear completely closed shoes @ night !!
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