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My Old Emperor - Vladimir Scorpiano

Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by Monitaire, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Monitaire

    Monitaire Member

    I had Vladimir Scorpiano for about 2 years. He was already past full grown when I got him. Never once molted in the 2 years I had him. He died November 21, 2012. I later encapsulated him in epoxy and he now sits on my desk.


    He loved to kill spiders. I caught any that were in the house occasionally and gave them to him. Usually he would get them immediately, but there was one time where a spider lived in there for a couple weeks and was eating crickets. Vlad eventually got it.

    I just recently recycled his old tank to house my Nile Monitor hatchlings. Having a scorpion was cool and I handled him all the time; very docile creature, but there was always still that part of me that was scared and not 100% comfortable.

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  2. Khelmoria

    Khelmoria Elite Member

    I always wanted one...docile you say?
  3. Monitaire

    Monitaire Member

    Mine was at least. Loved to crawl all over me. He only lunged at me one time ever which I believe was just stress from moving to a new tank.
  4. PetMother

    PetMother Elite Member

    That guy is cool, sorry he passed, but the epoxy idea is pretty neat.
  5. Monitaire

    Monitaire Member

    Thanks, he was pretty awesome. I didn't want to just get rid of him so I found a way to keep him around forever :) small invertebrates being perfect for such a thing.

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