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Scorpions of Medical Importance.

Hugh L. Keegan (1998) 140 p. Edition Fitzgerald. Univ. Press. Mississipi. ISBN 0952408317

A very beautiful book with boards of drawings on the dangerous scorpions or fairly dangerous. Information concerning morphology, the biology and the distribution of these dangerous species, but any information on the breeding. One will be useful oneself rather delivers oneself to identify some scorpions.

Catalog of the Scorpions of the World. (1758-1998)

Victor Fet, Sissom W.R., Lowe G. & M.E. Braunwalder (2000) 690 p. New York Entomological Society. ISBN 0-913-42424-2

This book contains only the list of the species and under species of scorpions known until 1998. Of course with the recent changes on certain families which changes name or species which changes family, it's not very up to date. But this is an essential book for knowing all old names about a species since its discovery. One finds in, also the names of the countries where the species is found. No photograph and no information about the breeding.

Fauna of India Scorpions vol. III

B. K. Tikader & D. B. Bastawade (1983) 671 p. Zoogical Survey of India, Calcutta.

A good book, very useful because one finds there the majority of the scorpions living in the Indies. Each species is described there, and illustrated by very complete boards. The boards indicating the positions of the trichobothria on the manus of the scorpions, will be welcomes for those which want to be sure about an identification of a particular specimen. No photograph in this book, just some drawings, but in my opinion, this book must be at home of each scorpions fan... ...

Fauna Palestina. Arachnida I : Scorpiones.

Levy G. & P. Amitai (1980) 134 p. Israel Academy of Science and Humanities. ISBN 965-208-013-6/2

A very well done book, with descriptions and some boards on each scorpion living in Israel, Palestine and in the Sinai. One finds there few photographs (only 4), but the quality of the boards and descriptions of the species make of this book the ideal to identify a specimen coming from the area. One finds there also the description of the places where certain specimens were find, which can be very useful in breeding to recreate a good environment in terrarium.

The biology of scorpions

Polis G. A. (1990) 587 p. Stanford University. Press., California. ISBN 0-8047-1249-2

The bible on the scorpions. This book brings all (or almost) the answers to the questions which one puts on the scorpions. Anatomy, the behavior, paleontology, mythology, classification and the reproduction of our dear animals, you will find there each time informations as well surprising as useful. All chapters give photographs, drawings and illustrations, accompanying informations given. In short, this book has one defect... It's out of order and it does not appear to have some reprinting considered. The price can also be a little surprise ... Impossible to be able to buy it nine, with a little chance one can be find in seccond hand.

Scorpions, keeping & breeding them in captivity.

Ann Web (1998) 66 p.T.F.H. Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-7938-2066-9

A book primarily intended for the beginners. The photographs illustrating this book are absolutely splendid. Some information on certain species (especially northern and southern American species), on their medium of origin, very little information on the anatomy makes that this book is fairly interressant. One will be able, without too much problem, to do without this book or to replace it by another good more interressant.

Scorpions of Southern Africa.

Jonathan Leeming (2003) 88 p. Struick Publishers. ISBN 1-86872-804-8

A small good book on the scorpions of South Africa. Alas, descriptions of the species presented are really too small. One would have liked a little more details. However, with each species one will note the presence of a card of distribution, what's quite useful in some cases. The photographs, though rather small, are all very beautiful, as well as the illustrations for the boards of anatomy. The chapter devoted to the life of the scorpions in their ecosystem is a source of information for understanding well and reproducing these conditions in breeding.

Scorpions (Arachnida) from Costa Rica.

Oscar F. Franke & Scott A. Stockwell (1987) 64 p. Special Publications. Texas Tech. University, 25. ISBN: 0-89672-146-9

The list of the scorpions of Costa Rica with, for each one, the description of the species, a picture sight of top of a specimen out of formol, and some boards on the position of the trichobothria on the pedipalps. In short nothing good exciting, just useful to identify specimens coming from this land, such as for example some Centruroides, Tityus or other Chactas.

Scorpions, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual.

Rubio Manny, (2000) 96 p. Baron's Edition. ISBN 0-7641-1224-4

A good book with, alas of the photographs not well always captioned. However, this book is very well made, and the various tables which are into it, are very useful for the scorpion breeder, for who's at some informations to search. Few information on the species, in fact it's only the family which is presented, but a large part of the book is devoted to manufacture, and the installation of terrariums. What's very beneficial for any breeder.
Tarentulas & Scorpions

Tarentulas & Scorpions in captivity.

Russ Gurley, (2005). ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution. Professional Breeders Series. 102 p. IBSN 978-09713197-9-0

A book for the beginners with 70% about tarentulas and 30% about scorpions. One finds there 10 of the species most usually find in breeding, with for each one a small caresheet. The anatomies parts, moults, puncture and venom are approached briefly. For the tarentulas, I would not decide, because it is not my cup of tea.
CAS Hadrurus

A systematic revision of the giant hairy-scorpion, genus Hadrurus (scorpionida, vejovidae).

Stanley C. Williams, (1970). Occasional papers of the California Academy of Sciences. N° 87, 62 p.

A very good work. Certainly the only book where one finds descriptions of the various species of Hadrurus. Photographs in black and white of the prosoma, metasoma and sights of top and below of the various types of scorpions, as well as the chart of distributions of the various species make of this "book" a very good tool to wrongly determine of Hadrurus very often named arizonensis in certain shops in Europa.
 
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