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mezzle992
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PostSubject: how old is my scorpion   8/5/2010, 9:48 am

how can i tell how old my scorpion is and i need to know what sex it is aswell.
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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/5/2010, 10:07 am

You can usually tell how old a scorpion is based on both size and the color of the telson, but it varies from species to species. As far as sexing it, if you want it done accurately post a picture of the underside of your scorpion. You can sex it yourself by analysing the pectines (fin thingies) underneath the scorpion, and also by the shape of the operculum (the flat plate that the pectines connect to).

Ideally, post a pic, and we'll all do our best to both sex and *roughly* age your scorpion. I highly doubt you'll get a more accurate response than "sub-adult", "adult" or "juvenile". this all depends on the genus and species also.
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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/5/2010, 10:09 am

edit: if you've posted a pic and I cant see it, it's because of the internet filter at work. Apologies in advance (this is also the reason why I've added a new reply rather than click the edit button. simple reason is, I cant see the edit button!)
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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/5/2010, 3:55 pm

You might be able to tell what instar it is, but highly unlikely for its age, especially if you bought it at a store, unless the owner raised it from birth.

Take a good clear pic of the underside and we can help you sex it.
From your pic, do you have an asian forest scorpion?
This is a pic for sexing emps, but it will work for your scorp too:
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/3664/sexingemperorscorpions.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/6/2010, 5:35 am

i need to know what sex it is but in the age juvenile sub adult or adult is fine how can i get a picture of his underside?

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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/6/2010, 6:58 am

Just place it in a clear container and take a few shots from underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: how old is my scorpion   8/6/2010, 7:02 am

oh yeah i dont know hoe the hell i missed that one lol.

thanks
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