This particular enclosure was designed for an emperor scorpion, but it’s such a great step-by-step tutorial and the outcome is beautiful. The design could be used for so many different animals and enclosures. I’ve posted quite a few of the images to show off the basics, but the source link goes into way more detail, so check it out!
By Mauboussin, Paris…..gold, diamond, sapphire, Ruby, emerald, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, onyx & rock crystal mantel clock . The whole jewelled scorpion design can be removed from the mounting between the pillars of the clock & worn as a substantial brooch! Circa 1985. Sotheby’s 2013
Tomorrow morning I fly out to Pennsylvania to meet my boyfriends parents and some of his family. Along with his best friend, who is the one getting married.
I’m nervous and excited? His parents are republican but he promised me that there would be no politics talk since his parents dont like to talk about that stuff anyways and I gave a HUGE sigh of relief.
but also… flying… I don’t like traveling. I really don’t.
And since I lost two of my arachnid children last week [my poecilotheria regalis, Hoffman and my emperor scorpion, Furiosa] it makes me EXTRA nervous to leave.
Last year, the Museum was blessed with two broods of emperor scorplings! Unlike spiders, “scorpions give live birth, so there were no egg sacs to prepare us,” explained Hazel Davies, associate director of live exhibits. While youngsters have to be kept apart from adults, emperor scorpions are communal: the scorplets get along as a group, and the adults live peacefully together.
More Furiosa from last night. She’s probably the coolest arachnid I own. I’m so happy I bought her. I looked at prices for Female P. imperator’s and they have skyrocketed since the ban on imports. [if anyone local to the ft. collins area has a male, I’d be happy to set up a breeding with her and split the offspring]
If she were a desert species, I’d be doing my hardest to make her a Mad Max themed enclosure, but I’ll just have to make her ancient temple ruins instead.
GAAAH Her design is so hard to get down. I do like the idea of her face pincer things being more of an armored headress looking thing. Like they are still attatched to her body but they look like a crown and she is an Emperor scorpion.
She does have only three arms though. That is a for sure.