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PostSubject: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/26/2010, 11:44 am

It came in on a shipping container from Israel. I know nothing about scorpions and don't know what to do with it. It's alive and pissed. My uneducated guess is a Black Fat tail?
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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/26/2010, 12:57 pm

my best guess would be Hottentotta judaicus

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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/26/2010, 1:08 pm

Where are you located?
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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/26/2010, 1:46 pm

I'm in New Jersey USA. Shipping container it was found on came from Israel
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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/26/2010, 5:39 pm

was it sent to you?
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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/27/2010, 1:14 pm

That large telson, looks very Parabuthus... not an expert on desert buthids, so its hard to tell the species... but for a proper ID you need to give a much clearer photograph.

In any case if you want to keep it for yourself... put it in a round plastic deli, make holds in the side for ventilation (about 4 or 5 and best done with a soldering iron and without the scorpion inside when you do this)... give it roughly an inch or 2 of dry sand, a bit of bark to scrap a hide under, don't spray any water... just feed with crix...

that should keep it going until you get an accurate ID and proper care requirements...

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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/27/2010, 4:34 pm

LXDNG79 wrote:
That large telson, looks very Parabuthus... not an expert on desert buthids, so its hard to tell the species... but for a proper ID you need to give a much clearer photograph.

In any case if you want to keep it for yourself... put it in a round plastic deli, make holds in the side for ventilation (about 4 or 5 and best done with a soldering iron and without the scorpion inside when you do this)... give it roughly an inch or 2 of dry sand, a bit of bark to scrap a hide under, don't spray any water... just feed with crix...

that should keep it going until you get an accurate ID and proper care requirements...

Best regards


LXDNG check out this picture
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3403854593_0fe7a0be8e.jpg

look at the marking on the upper carapace and along the mesosoma, most of Parabuthus's metasomas are more fat then that and more chunky. And as far as i know Israel doesnt have Parabuthus sp.

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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/28/2010, 5:09 am

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LXDNG check out this picture
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3403854593_0fe7a0be8e.jpg

look at the marking on the upper carapace and along the mesosoma, most of Parabuthus's metasomas are more fat then that and more chunky. And as far as i know Israel doesnt have Parabuthus sp.

Yes, sorry Kejser my bad... after looking around today, I stumbled on to a pic o the net that sent me back here to correct my error... like I said, I'm not an expert on desert buthids. But I'm glad you corrected my mistake... I didn't think of H. judaicus at first... and blur of the plastic container also put me off the size... My mistake.... yes I concur that it should be Hottentotta judaicus...

sorry about that chap!!! Razz

P.S. but I think the care requirements should similar if not identical... I guess you might wanna add some dry coco-fibre with the sand-base substrate.
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PostSubject: Re: ID this scorpion please   ID this scorpion please Empty3/28/2010, 8:36 am

LXDNG no need to be sorry Very Happy hehe it can some times be hard to ID scorps Very Happy

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