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burtaandurny101
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PostSubject: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 3:18 am

I just got my first Emp today and got it all set up in a ten gal.
I am curious as to how i would go about sexing it.....
I am going to post pictures of it on here tomorrow but i would like to know what you look at, and make my own attempt at it, then get checked by the kind and caring souls of this forum.

Is there any good info on anatomy?
What would make a stable diet for it besides just gut loaded crickets?

I am new to scorps and want to soak up any useful info that i can get on the subject....
Thanks..
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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 3:30 am

As far as sexing goes, you have to look at the pectines on the underside. get it in a clear deli cup or something and take a picture of the underside of the scorp. Someone here should be able to sex it for you.
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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 3:49 am

males generally have longer, more slender pectines than females. the genital operculum of the male is an oval shape, the females' is a heart shape. the best way to sex pandinus imperator is operculum shape.

this is a useful guide;
http://aqua-terra-vita.com/Images/Scorpions/SexingEmperorScorpions.jpg

if you are still feeling unsure snap a clear shot and we will sex it for you.
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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 3:52 am

is it the number of pectines or the size of them?
i want to be able to sex it myself so i don't have to rely on others to do it for me.
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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 3:55 am

thank you!!
i will take a pic tomorrow and post it.
that guide is very usfull, quite clear
again, thank you
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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/9/2009, 11:48 am

You can also browse this subforum a bit; there's a lot of emp requests and you can compare the photos to what people said.

As Scorpion111 said, the best indicator is operculum shape -- females have a distinct "point" towards the tail. This is usually more clear than the pectine size, which can vary among individuals.

To answer your other questions, http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/the-burrow-in-ghana-emperor-zone-f34/frequently-asked-questions-about-emperor-scorpions-p-imperator-t13.htm

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PostSubject: Re: How do i tell a male from a female Emp?   2/10/2009, 1:10 am

I checked him out with a magnifying glass and i am 99 percent sure he is a male. i have run into some issues with my camera but it is clear enough that i will just leave it at that.

Thank you to everybody that helped me out.
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