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Bamboo
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PostSubject: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/14/2013, 7:41 pm

I was told this was female , just wanted a couple of opinons ?



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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/15/2013, 12:49 am

100% male. If you look at the claws you can see they are bulbous/round, females have thin claws compared to the males.
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/15/2013, 1:17 am

But I have females of various species that have bulbous/round claws .. that's why I added a ventral shot. But you're probably right , that's what I thought at first but the guy swore up and down it's a female ...
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/15/2013, 3:21 am

shadowfoot wrote:
100% male. If you look at the claws you can see they are bulbous/round, females have thin claws compared to the males.
+1, simply no question.
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/15/2013, 4:12 am

Bamboo wrote:
But I have females of various species that have bulbous/round claws .. that's why I added a ventral shot. But you're probably right , that's what I thought at first but the guy swore up and down it's a female ...
Not all scorpions show this sexual dimorphism through chela size but most Parabuthus sp do.
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/15/2013, 10:23 am

I'll be looking for a female or two for him... thanks guys !
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/16/2013, 7:25 am

A good way to sex parabuthus in most species except two I believe, is by the basal middle lamalla. It is very pronounced in the females. The one you have in the picture is surely a male.
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/16/2013, 7:47 pm

Bamboo wrote:
But I have females of various species that have bulbous/round claws .. that's why I added a ventral shot. But you're probably right , that's what I thought at first but the guy swore up and down it's a female ...
A good rule of thumb at least when i deal with scorpions and person to person. assume they know nothing. I cant tell you how many times this has served me well. But yes 100% male.
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PostSubject: Re: Parabuthus transvaalicus sex ??    9/17/2013, 3:00 am


yup i can say 100% male as well.. just got a male a couple of weeks ago hehe Very Happy
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