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Hi.

A bark scorpion decided it wanted to eat dinner and watch television with my boyfriend and me, a few weeks back, so I scooped her up in a jar with intentions of releasing her at an opportune time.

It's a little complicated. The house isn't sealed well and we leave lights on all the time. I know that if I let her go outside she'll either A) come right back in or B) go into either house next door, which are both full of small, curious children.

I've fed her a fly and a cricket over the past few weeks (no over feeding -- I've kept tarantulas...) and ... well, last night she popped. I am now the unexpected owner of approximately 15 bark scorpions.

Does anyone know if they will take them at zoos or petshops? I can't keep one, let alone all of them. (I have respiratory issues.)

Help?
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From:iheartoothecae
Date:July 12th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
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Can you transport them somewhere less populated with humans and let them go?
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From:virusq
Date:July 12th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
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My mother suggested the train tracks, but I can imagine that as being slightly disturbing for her.

I was thinking some kind of park, but it goes back to the small children problem.

I'm not sure where else I could sneak her, honestly. Plus, I have horrible luck with releasing bugs -- they've all been eaten while I was standing there. @_@
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From:virusq
Date:July 12th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
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Do you think crops would be sprayed with anything that would effect scorpions? There's a corn field on the way to my new house and I'll be moving this weekend.
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From:pagan_writes
Date:July 12th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
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They will have been sprayed with pesticides and insecticides which will have been absorbed into the scorpion's prey - insects. I'm guessing you're in the US - there is a website called venomlist which has a lot of US members who are experienced scorpion keepers. If you pop on there (it only takes a minute to join) I'm sure someone will take them off your hands and either release them somewhere safe or keep them in a suitable environment.

http://venomlist.com/forums/
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From:virusq
Date:July 12th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm in Phoenix, AZ.

Thank you!
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From:mister_barista
Date:July 12th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Where abouts in the PHX? I live in Tempe, work in Sctsdl, and would LOVE more little baby kitties! What do they do in their 20 gallon tall? Eat and breed, and breed and eat.
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From:virusq
Date:July 19th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
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My boyfriend works near Sky Harbor and I work near the I-10 and 7th St. I'm out of a vehicle at the moment, but it you're willing to take her, I can see if I can work something out.
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From:vwsandcoffee
Date:July 12th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
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I, like everyone else, suggest just letting it go.
It really doesn't matter where. In about 2 weeks, the 15-or-so babies on her back will all go different directions.

I don't find it likely that she'll end up back in your home, or your neighbors either.

Most petshops/zoos will not take them. If they wanted them, they'd be getting their own in their back yards as well.

I'm one of the admin's of The Venom List mentioned previously. I know we have a few members in Phoenix - one of them might be able to pick them up for you, i can't make any guarantees though.
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