I keep trying to find bark scorpions here in southern Texas but haven't yet. Aren't they on trees? I'd like to collect a couple to study.
My husband got stung by a sting ray off the Atlantic US coast, on the palm of the hand. His hand was numb for 3 weeks.
Our yard is home to millions of fire ants.The fire ants seem to be the ones keeping our dog flea-free by eating the adults or larvae maybe?
Scolopendra subspinipes is a very common giant centipede in Southeast Asia with as many variations as it has locales. They are demons when it comes to aggression and have a very nasty bite.
However, this Peruvian Giant Centipede (Scolopendra gigantea) is as docile as puppy. They arent nearly the demons of Southeast Asia but deserve no less due to its venom and powerful bite.
Texas Bark Scorpions make great pets, first off they are communal but be careful, you will have second and third generations in no time. Also the Centruroides species has sexual diamorphism, as the males are smaller and their tails 1.5 times longer than their bodies. A good way to control this is keep them fairly segregated or keep a minimum of 1 female with the males.
MALE CENTRUROIDES VITTATUS (DARK MORPH):
FEMALE CENTRUROIDES FEMALE (LIGHT MORPH):
FEMALE CENTRUROIDES FEMALE (DARK MORPH, GRAVID):
They can be found under bark on trees, under rocks, and most often amongst wood litter. However, at night time they are very active and can be found by blacklight. Oftentimes if they live around a person, one can find them crawling around outside their frontdoor or in the yard. But turning over rocks and wood litter can be dangerous for venomous snakes.