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PostSubject: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 9:42 am

I found this juvenile scorpion in the dry, almost desert-like area of Cappadocia, Turkey (located in the center of Turkey). The scorpion is just over 2 cm's in length, maybe 2.5 cm's.
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Here's a few pics of the habitat it was found in.. maybe it'll help:


Any help is appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 9:47 am

possibly Mesobuthus gibbosus or cyprius??? anyone else have any idea's? must admit though it looks fit to pop any day now! nice find.

If it is that sp is it a buthidae sp so check on the potency of the venom.

The scenery pictures you have taken are perfect habitat for this sp.
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 9:59 am

LadyRiotControl wrote:
possibly Mesobuthus gibbosus or cyprius??? anyone else have any idea's? must admit though it looks fit to pop any day now! nice find.

If it is that sp is it a buthidae sp so check on the potency of the venom.

The scenery pictures you have taken are perfect habitat for this sp.

That's what my guess was looking at the gallery in The Scorpion Files.. Does anyone have information about this species.. like size, venom etc..

Also, the first 2 pic's is what it looked like when I found it.. the others are after 1 month in captivity and eating everything it finds Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 10:04 am

doing well then! Awesome. I'll have a look around see if I can find anything on the internet. someone else may have posted before then though lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 11:37 am




Mesobuthus Euspus is my best guess orthern then that its a Mesobuthus sp..
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 11:53 am

they are a lovely coloured sp aren't they
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 2:51 pm

So it's safe to say it's an Mesobuthus then.. How venomous are these little buggers? Does anyone have any info on them like how big they get and so on?

Thanks for the help, really appreciate it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/30/2008, 3:00 pm

here's a link to a previous thread here on SF

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpions-in-general-f12/mesobuthus-gibbosus-t748.htm?highlight=mesobuthus+gibbosus

here's another link with size info on, they're only dinky when full grown

http://www.e-pelion.com/fauna_arthropoda_mgibbosus.html
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   7/31/2008, 4:58 am

great.. thanks for help! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/1/2008, 7:02 pm

One more question.. How old would you say it is? I measured it and it's barely 3 cm's (~1.2 inches) with the tail straight.
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/4/2008, 2:46 am

that is one great looking scorpion
awesome find mate
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/4/2008, 4:08 am

Thanks Redknee.. I'm getting a new camera tomorrow so I might put up some better photos later. Smile I'm tired of my phone camera
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/4/2008, 4:30 am

I would guess Mesobuthus gibbosus or cyprius as LadyRiotControl said.

Mesobuthus gibbosus:
http://www.ub.ntnu.no/scorpion-files/m_gibbosus10.jpg

Mesobuthus cyprius:
http://www.ub.ntnu.no/scorpion-files/m_cyprius3.jpg

God find! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/4/2008, 4:36 am

I think it's an Mesobuthus Gibbosus Anatolicus since I don't think Mesobuthus Cyprius exists in Turkey.. only in Cyprus. I've done my homework quite well on this species Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Please help ID baby scorpion   8/4/2008, 10:11 am

kafkef wrote:
Thanks Redknee.. I'm getting a new camera tomorrow so I might put up some better photos later. Smile I'm tired of my phone camera

at you was able to get a a pic of one, unlike me, i don't even own any kind of camera.
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