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PostSubject: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 2:12 am

Ok I bought a baby red claw scorpion, I know enough about scorpions, I've owned a giant forest for quite sometime but was told by the pet store the red claw is a type of emp I do not think they are correct. Can anyone help me?
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 3:09 am

They're both in the genus Pandinus -- emps are P. imperator, red claws are P. cavimanus.

So it's related, but it's not a type of emperor ("imperator" meaning "emperor," so P. imperator is the only "emperor" scorpion).

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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 3:12 am

Do you know how large they get and if they are more aggressive or just as docile?
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 3:13 am

Theres more info on the yellow fat tail then there is the red claw on the net.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 4:03 am

Stop looking for "red claw" and start looking for "Pandinus cavimanus."

They're a little smaller than P. imperator and quite a bit more aggro.

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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 4:38 am

Are they less aggressive then the Heterometrus spinifer?
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 12:54 pm

I would say they are more Aggro.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 1:27 pm

very aggresive but i would assume no more dangerous than any other pandinus or heterometrus.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 2:37 pm

The pandinus cavimanus is an agressive and JUMPING scorpion when it wants to really get you or the tongs. It is a tropical scorpion and does like it a little dryer then the pandinus imperator would have.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 6:33 pm

So handling should be kept to a bare minimum as with the het?
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 8:43 pm

Unless you're performing tank maintenance or doing a demonstration for educational purposes, there's no need to handle any scorpion.

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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/26/2009, 9:36 pm

I NEVER handle them EVER. The ONLY time i ever do is when changing substrate. Now my Tarantulas thats a different story i almost think my rose enjoys being held rather then be in his tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/27/2009, 5:09 pm

i have a P.cavimanus, very nice scorpion, wouldn't mind another 1 at some point but i do like the smaller desert stuff more.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/27/2009, 5:18 pm

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I NEVER handle them EVER. The ONLY time i ever do is when changing substrate. Now my Tarantulas thats a different story i almost think my rose enjoys being held rather then be in his tank.
Don't think that I can say that.

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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/27/2009, 5:26 pm

^deathwish...

why do you handle when changing the substrate.. actually, why do you change the substrate??? they dont need substrate changes, you must be reading the packaging that wants you to buy a new block every week.
as mike once said, as it is plant matter, when it decomposes it just turns into soil... and doesnt need changing.
i handled my flat rock but only once and not for any reason other than i was checking on it after i thought it had been squished by its rock (long story but basically it knocked it over and crawled under it to scare me).
i wouldnt handle a p. cavi if i were you, they are like the axe murderer of the pandinus world...
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   3/28/2009, 4:49 am

I would never have handled my pandinus cavimanus...I would have handled my heterometrus laoticus instead.(if I was one for handling) These are doscile compared to a Pandinduc Cavimanus!
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   4/8/2009, 4:03 pm

My P. Cav isn't different from handling the emperor I had before him. But he definitely attack prey differently, and I am a big more afraid when I put my hands in to move things once and awhile, but he's never gone after my hand ever, though I do limit the opportunities, handled him maybe four five times in the year I've had him.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   4/8/2009, 9:24 pm

Mine is extremely aggressive I put my hand in the tank and he assumes his attack stance immedietly and he hasnt eaten in a month.
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PostSubject: Re: Is a red claw an emporer?   4/10/2009, 3:20 am

Its ok that he hasnt eaten in a month, sometimes they can go longer then that and normally do. Take any food items out and wait for a week to two weeks and then offer some food again.
If still refused wait another week to two weeks so on and so forth
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