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 Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.

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PostSubject: Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.   1/24/2015, 3:43 pm

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This was sold to me as a yellow fat tail. The very slender chelae, slender tail, and lack of dark segments in the metastoma make me doubt that. However I'm not sure if it is a similarly venomous African scorp or a California desert species. I'm a novice scorp keeper so I'll probably rehome the little guy if he can kill me.
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PostSubject: Re: Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.   1/24/2015, 3:47 pm

Notes: It burrows under things but spends much time on the surface, its not overly skittish, and its about 1">.
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PostSubject: Re: Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.   1/26/2015, 8:44 pm

I can't really tell from the pics to be honest. My stab in the dark based on the noticeably lighter "face" at the front of the carapace is Hadrurus arizonensis. More pictures might help, but juvenile scorpions are nearly impossible to ID correctly without the aid of a microscope.

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PostSubject: Re: Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.   1/27/2015, 12:24 pm

Okay, thanks. I was looking up groups of a. australis scorplings and they all seemed to have distinctive coloring and more bulbous chelae by 2i so I thought maybe metastoma and chelae color and shape didn't change very much from juvie to adult.
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PostSubject: Re: Sold as A. Australis, but I doubt it.   1/27/2015, 12:31 pm

From pictures your guess seems very likely, only possibility so far that looks exactly like mine as a juvenile. Though in the meantime I guess I just have to treat this guy as a fat tail for safety.
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