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PostSubject: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 10:22 am

Hi All,

I'm new here, from Scotland. Looking to get into the hobby. I currently keep snakes, strictly Milksnakes, which I have a good 30+. I look forward to picking your brains Very Happy

Anyway, I was wondering if somebody could Identify what Species of Scorpion this is, It's advertised as a Tri-Color (Ophistothalmus walberghi), is that correct? Also, In the picture it looks to be kept on a dry gravel like substrate, I've just a little research and it states they are a burrowing species which should be offered a peat/eco earth like substrate.

Any information would be great appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 11:58 am

Yep, just a very dusty Opistohthalmus Walberghi Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 12:01 pm

Thanks Binksyboy, Am I correct in thinking these are similair care as Pandinus imperator? I imagine the dusty look is from the wrong enviroment for him? I can't find much information on these guys, do they prefer 60-80% Humidity alike Pandinus imperator?

Sorry for all the question.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 12:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 12:41 pm

Thank you very much mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 12:42 pm

You can use coco fibre/sand as substrate. Make sure to pack it down nicely because this scorpion likes to burrow alot.

Humidity at around 60%-70%

Temps not to exceed 29 clecius/ 85 fahrenheit or fall below 23 celcius/ 73 fahrenheit.

Don't worry about asking too many questions, it is better to ask and learn from other people's experience and get a definite answer, than to try things yourself and try to guess unaware that the outcomes may well be detrimental.
I think it shows that you care about the welfare of your animals and would not run the risk of putting them in potential danger/harm.

If you've any questions feel free to ask. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 12:45 pm

binksyboy3 wrote:
You can use coco fibre/sand as substrate. Make sure to pack it down nicely because this scorpion likes to burrow alot.

Humidity at around 60%-70%

Temps not to exceed 29 clecius/ 85 fahrenheit or fall below 23 celcius/ 73 fahrenheit.

Don't worry about asking too many questions, it is better to ask and learn from other people's experience and get a definite answer, than to try things yourself and try to guess unaware that the outcomes may well be detrimental.
I think it shows that you care about the welfare of your animals and would not run the risk of putting them in potential danger/harm.

If you've any questions feel free to ask. Smile

Couldn't agree with you more BB. Having been in the exotic hobby for some time, inparticular snakes, I find there's no harm in asking, especially when your not sure of something that is under your responsibility. Thanks again for the information mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/28/2010, 4:51 pm

On an other forum, people are saying it may be a Opistophthalmus glabrifrons. Any Input.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 11:59 am

I would suggest that it could indeed be glabrifrons, but everytime I get close to conceding an answer I stick with what I said originally - walberghi. For these two reasons; Firstly, the carapace doesn't match pictures of glabrifrons but does match walberghi and also, the chela look a bit too rounded on pictures of glabrifrons making me think you have a walberghi.

Take a look on the gallery section of scorpion files and you will see what I mean. Use that site because the only problem with using google is that some pictures won't actually be the thing that you typed in and so could still be say a walberghi even though it was titled as a glabrifrons.

Take a look and tell me what you think.
Your opinions will probably help as well guys & girls - tell me if you think I'm on the right tracks or whether you disagree.
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 12:19 pm

binksyboy3 wrote:
I would suggest that it could indeed be glabrifrons, but everytime I get close to conceding an answer I stick with what I said originally - walberghi. For these two reasons; Firstly, the carapace doesn't match pictures of glabrifrons but does match walberghi and also, the chela look a bit too rounded on pictures of glabrifrons making me think you have a walberghi.

Take a look on the gallery section of scorpion files and you will see what I mean. Use that site because the only problem with using google is that some pictures won't actually be the thing that you typed in and so could still be say a walberghi even though it was titled as a glabrifrons.

Take a look and tell me what you think.
Your opinions will probably help as well guys & girls - tell me if you think I'm on the right tracks or whether you disagree.

Hi mate,

I can't seem to find the Gallery you mentioned, nor can I find the section "Scorpion Files". Can you link me? Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 12:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 12:51 pm

Thanks for the link.

However I can't find 'Ophistothalmus walberghi' in the Gallery, not even Ophistothalmus.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 12:58 pm

they dont have wahlbrgi...
just glabifrons

http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_glabrifrons.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 1:30 pm

Thought as much, and that website is supposed to be the best source if ID'ing Scorpions? Hmmm.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 3:14 pm

i know right....

i go by this one personally...but it doesnt give as much info as scorpion files...

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/eycb/scorpions/Gallerie.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 3:18 pm

Thanks Mate, That is much better in my opinion. Especially in my instance where I'm not familier with Latin Names, Familes, Genus's etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 3:22 pm

lol me too...

im kinda getting the hang of it, but some of it is still like trying to cram a square shaped box into a triangle shaped hole....
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/29/2010, 3:56 pm

Have I got that to look forward to then! Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/30/2010, 2:04 am

There is walberghi on there! Very Happy

Do control F for the search function, type in "opisto" for short and keep pressing next until it gets to the section with several photos on opistohthalmus walberghi.

Here are the links to the individual photos if you dont believe me: Razz

http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii(f).jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii3.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii4.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii_prey.jpg

Edit: Mikey, just to let you know, you weren't on the gallery section when you looked in the link in your post. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ophistothalmus walberghi   4/30/2010, 11:23 am

binksyboy3 wrote:
There is walberghi on there! Very Happy

Do control F for the search function, type in "opisto" for short and keep pressing next until it gets to the section with several photos on opistohthalmus walberghi.

Here are the links to the individual photos if you dont believe me: Razz

http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii(f).jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii3.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii4.jpg
http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/o_wahlbergii_prey.jpg

Edit: Mikey, just to let you know, you weren't on the gallery section when you looked in the link in your post. Razz

lol theres a gallery section...i have to go re- look at the site than
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