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    May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by ianparulan on Mon May 24, 2010 12:14 pm

    SCORPION OF THE MONTH - MAY


    Scientific Name: Rhopalurus Junceus
    Venom: 4
    Size: 3.5-4.5inches
    Color: red/orange body with greyish blue(slings to sub adults) or pale yellow legs


    Housing
    +the Rhopalurus Junceus is an arboreal specie; this means that they live in trees or fallen trunks.
    +all enclosures/containers have an upright bark or any piece of wood .
    +for substrate, i use cocopeat about 2-3inches to support the upright barks.
    +screen top enclosures are suited to let the substrate dry quickly so that the humidity is not that high.
    +make sure that the enclosures dont have ventilation holes which are big enough for them to escape; the Rhopalurus Junceus are exceptionally good climbers and sprinters
    +2i-4i - i house them individually in film canisters, deli cups or 3x3x3 glass enclosures.(depends on availability)
    Cannibalism is frequent during these stages so it is suggested that they be kept individually. I feed them blatta laterallis hatchlings(for 2i) and juvies(3i and 4i).

    +5i-7i - the 5is and 6is are housed individually in plastic containers about 5.5inches high and 7inches in diameter. i house my adults, in 6x6x6 glass enclosures.
    When i could get a bigger enclosure, i plan to make a communal setup with about 6-10 specimens. I read some caresheets that the Rhopalurus Junceus have a communal behavoiur when they are adults.



    Diet
    +I feed my slings, sub adults and adults with Blatta Laterallis roaches; I feed them twice a week.
    +due to the positioning of the barks, left overs might be hard to reach; make sure to use forceps to remove them, to avoid mite infestation.
    I am planning to get Dubias so that i could provide a diet variety.


    Sexing and Mating
    +Males have bulbous chelaes and females have thinner, straighter cheleas.
    From what i've read, the males could not close their chelaes due to a certain curve or dent.
    One of my males chelae formed like an almost closed letter C. I was able to close its chelae but there is a space right above the movable chelae.
    +I have not yet tried a communal setup but from what i saw, when the male was introduced to the female's enclosure, the male still did the "shaking" approach and like most scoprions, did the courtship dance with the female.
    Gestation lasts about 2-4months, depending on enclosure conditions.
    They were mated last March 10 and the female gave birth to 15 scorpling last May 17.

    Male(daddy)


    Female(mommy with babies)



    Female(after 17days)



    Experience with the Rhopalurus Junceus
    The Rhopalurus Junceus is one of my favorite scoprions. They are very savage during feeding time and 5i-7is produce a hissing sound when disturbed.
    The junceus was 4th scorpion specie i got. I once had an escapee junceus, due to an oversized ventilation hole which i was not convinced to be big enough for it to escape.
    He escaped 2i and i found him, about 1.5 months, in the wood linings of our door for our bathroom, 5i. I was so relieved since it is not a happy thought thinking that a level 4 scorpion is running wild in your house. I was also amazed to think he was able to reach that size under urban conditions.
    Though he reached that size, i noticed that he had a hard time feeding himself. I compared a captive 5i with the escapee; they have the exact length but the captive was much more healthier.
    Overall, the Rhopalurus Junceus is not that hard to raise. Just erect some barks on the enclosure, mist once a week to have humidity, feed atleast once a week and you're good.









    hehehehe, sorry for the delay on posting this article. I was waiting for Scorp for April and i was also busy.
    please give feedbacks if there are mistakes in this post.. ^_^
    Thanks.. MORE POWER TO CAS..


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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by Bax on Mon May 24, 2010 12:41 pm

    rock n roll... elisan tana og dabdab emo r.junceus scorplings beh. hehehe nice:)
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by Fire Starter on Mon May 24, 2010 1:22 pm

    nice one bai ian...indeed usa gyud ni sa akong manga must have scorpions...bahala na ug gibinuangan nila ang value usa ghpaon ni sa mga nindot na scorpion.
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by ianparulan on Tue May 25, 2010 9:38 am

    @bax - pwede, basta di lang bitinon.. ^_^
    @fire - salamat bai fire.. hehehehe, nindot gyud ning junceus oi.. mostand out gyud..
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by Trex on Thu May 27, 2010 7:31 am

    very nice choice of Scorpion of the Month bai ian...bisan di lang jud ko magbuhi og high levels, juneus is still one of my favorites because of its very vivid color.

    congrats, well done bai ian
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    May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by zelighozar on Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:53 am

    nice one...Smile
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by jemzkrux on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:26 am

    yan, unsa na gkaon sa imu r.juc? itlog? kanang yellow
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by ianparulan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:28 am


    uu moy.. mga wa na develop guro na itlog..
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by pakoy1983 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:35 am

    one of my fav scorpions in the hobby... very informative! Super like Smile
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by jemzkrux on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:14 am

    OT:
    ianparulan wrote:
    uu moy.. mga wa na develop guro na itlog..

    agoi murag kita lgi kug en.ana sakung gracilis.. gakatag
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    Re: May 2010: Rhopalurus junceus

    Post by ianparulan on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:04 am

    jemzkrux wrote:OT:
    ianparulan wrote:
    uu moy.. mga wa na develop guro na itlog..

    agoi murag kita lgi kug en.ana sakung gracilis.. gakatag

    tsktsk.. mao pud nay nahitabo sa akong lq hebreus.. ataka.. patay ng male.. asa kaha ko mangitag paris ani..

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