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Old 04-23-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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Default Scorpions

I found this webiste all on scorpion conservation, thought I would show it to you all since California has more scorpion species then any other state(Arizona is 2nd).

Interesting stuff...also has useful information in regards to venom and stings Hope you all enjoy!

Scorpion Conservation 101 - Home (http://scorpionconservation101.weebly.com - broken link)
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I have lived in both California and Arizona, and you always hear about scorpions in Arizona. Well, I saw way more scorpions in CA than I did in AZ, and I only lived in CA for about 3 years!! The ones I saw in CA were the small black/brown ones. The office I worked in was infested with them - found out shortly after we moved in. I went to the restroom and found one while unrolling the toilet paper - that caused quite a commotion! Then I went to move a floor mat one day and found the "Mother Lode" - there were hundreds under this mat!! I understand those ones are pretty harmless, though.

I only saw two in AZ and they were the large clearish ones - one was in my Mom's yard and the cat was just about to jump on it - and the other, I was at a riverbottom party as a teenager (wearing flip flops - duh) and a guy on crutches slammed the end of a crutch right in front of my foot...................... He told me to get back, and when he moved it away, there was a scorpion!!

I will NOW go check out the website - - - Sorry I am a little backwards at times!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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We have the clearish ones here in the desert. They used to come in and they blended with my carpet.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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You have vinegaroons too. I know, I used to work in Palm Springs.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: West LA
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That must be your website, since all 4 of your posts since joining the website have been advertising it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Its actually not mine, but I have always had a soft spot for creepy crawlies like snakes and scorpions (and sharks). I just wanted to pass it along to hopfully help educate others.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I like a lot of things, and am fascinated by creepy crawly things, but I don't like scorpions in my house! But, I would take a scorpion in the house any day over one of those nasty, huge flying date beetles or cockroaches or whatever the hell they're called.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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My parents used to live in the lower Sierra mts near Oakhurst & regularly had scorpions in the house but never got stung. They can show up anywhere [shower\ kitchen floor] at night so wearing flip-flops is best when walking around in the dark. I didn't know California had more scorpion species than any other state & hope we don't lose these valuable invertebrates.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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But, I would take a scorpion in the house any day over one of those nasty, huge flying date beetles or cockroaches or whatever the hell they're called.
Palmetto bugs? My Florida friends tell me that they have horrid bugs there.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Palmetto bugs? My Florida friends tell me that they have horrid bugs there.
Shhhhh! Don't tell The Floridian that or he'll start a bug war with ya over which bugs are better - Florida bugs or California bugs. And you know all the Florida bugs will have cuter female bugs vying for them than the California bugs.
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