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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/9/2009, 10:51 am

You sure, Connie? That telson definitely looks subadult (one molt left) to me.

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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/9/2009, 11:40 am

No i meant 5I before adulthood, I didnt word myself correctly.
If on 5I to go though that unless female
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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/9/2009, 4:35 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
It's a subadult (one molt left), so whatever instar corresponds to that. I seem to remember emps having more than five instars, but I could be wrong.

tut tut tut, mike. dont you even know about emps... and i thought you were an expert! Razz
lol... they have 6 instars in total and i dont think there are any more in females than males.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/9/2009, 7:14 pm

Yeah im unsure but read somewhere that females have one more moult then males. Never seen it happen so cant be 100% on that
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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/10/2009, 1:09 am

Oh, hush Jordan. They're not U. mordax, so what would I know? Razz

Connie, there's a few species where females have an extra molt (like B. jacksoni), but I don't believe emps are in that category.

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PostSubject: Re: My first Scorpion!   7/10/2009, 4:28 am

Well thats fair enough. Maybe thats where I read it and then somehow my brain put it into the emp section.
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