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PostSubject: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/6/2008, 4:51 pm

I bought these to at a petstore close to where I live. They were labeled "Forest Scorpion." I am assuming that these are Heterometrus sp. but I just want to be sure.



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I'll try to take more pics later, and if possible, can someone please sex the two? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/6/2008, 4:53 pm

i'm guessing young Heterometrus longimanus, or laoticus.


if it isn't, definetly looks like a heterometrus.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/6/2008, 5:02 pm

I would say Het laoticus
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 9:41 am

Definitely Heterometrus sp., and another guess for H. laoticus. Get a close look at the carapace; if there's no granulation, then that's what it is.

The adults are a tad smaller than emps; I'm guessing those are mature.

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 11:32 am

h spinifer??? black stinger???
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 11:48 am

nah that's not a spinifer. I think spinifers tend to have simmilar-coloured telsons to emps.

and I think the chela are a bit to granulated to be a spinifer.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 11:49 am

noooooo.... spinifers have black telsons!!!!!!!!!!!!
dont they?
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 11:56 am

i'm sure there are a few telson colour variants in spinifer. i've seen pics of spinifers having a darkish red colour, and a black colour.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 12:05 pm

and i've done some reasearch and I'm putting a 25 bet on laoticus.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 1:48 pm

Spinifers have granulation on the chela.
Laoticus have little to none(basically none) on chela and also carapace.

Its what I have im sure that have had the babies.
I will do pics to be sure but what you have there looks like I what I have!
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus, Pandinus, or Other?   10/7/2008, 2:43 pm

IIRC, there is some color variation in the telsons of H. spinifer. My H. laoticus had a black telson and my H. longimanus all have browns.

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