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ScorpionSam
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PostSubject: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/20/2010, 9:02 pm

hes around 2 inches at the moment and i am realy hoping its an Emperor. I bought it from the 'best pet shop in England' and im having my doubts. The chela don't look like that of an Emperor but i don't know wether its because hes only a juvenile. https://i.servimg.com/u/f69/15/89/82/28/afs_or11.jpg thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 2:22 am

I dont click on links, please use photobucket.com or equivalent and use the /img
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 6:32 am

I think it is Pandinus Imperator, but it is not fully grown (when it's adult the stinger will turn brown/red)!
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 9:31 am

René wrote:
I think it is Pandinus Imperator, but it is not fully grown (when it's adult the stinger will turn brown/red)!

+1 does look like a young P.Imp

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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 10:25 am

it looks like a forest scorpion that will be black and large, no real way of confirming what it will be because there are loads of big black forest scorpions. 1 or 2 more molts and you might be able to have a better guess from the indentations and stuff on the claws, but that still doesnt mean it is definitely an emp.
hope it is though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 2:02 pm

I agree with scorpio; it's hard to distinguish at a young age when the chela are still smooth.

The best thing I can suggest is to get it off that bark and onto some coco fiber.

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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 2:48 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
The best thing I can suggest is to get it off that bark and onto some coco fiber.

That is a must!
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 4:21 pm

thats an old photo he was on that when i first got him hes now on exo terra potting soil i have some more pictures of him now to me he seems a lot darker which means hes going to molt soon doesn't it? AFS or Emp Iphone11
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 4:22 pm

*eco earth even
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 5:22 pm

It doesn't look like he's going to molt soon. They typically get really fat right before a molt. Also, it's hard to tell but it looks like your substrate is a little dry. Maybe mist some more?
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/21/2010, 5:22 pm

is that one a new picture? if so you want about 2inches more of dirt and it needs to be damp, especially if its molting soon.
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/23/2010, 2:44 am

if you really pay attention to the pedipalps at the very first link, it appears to be AFS...They are smooth as well as they appear to be a tad elongated...
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/23/2010, 4:55 am

I'm going to go with Emperor Scorpion. Here's a pic of a sub-adult for comparison: http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 8:07 am

this is an emperor
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 8:17 am

_scorpio_ wrote:
is that one a new picture? if so you want about 2inches more of dirt and it needs to be damp, especially if its molting soon.

Try 4inches! These guys really likes to dig, but you probably allready know that, ScorpionSam, from when you did the research before getting a new animal Wink
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 11:03 am

yeah definatly get some more substrate in there and get it damp, just a quick one ,, whos emp has ever burrowed ?? ive had a total of 6 emps at different time in me life and not 1 has ever burrowed, my Pandinus Cavimanus on the other hand is a different story Smile
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 11:11 am

I got two, and both of them are burrowed right now, and hasd been since I got them! They have made a rather large den in the substrate where they both lives...

So, me! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 11:26 am

lol sweet man
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 2:58 pm

We had 2 male and female, the male never burrowed but the female made a huge one as soon as she was in the enclosure.... ive read that older scorps tend not to bother burrowing and i believe this was the case with our adult male as he passed away only a few months after we got him...RIP Tank RIP

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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 3:45 pm

I don't see emps burrow as much as asian forest scorpions. My AFS went to work while my emps were content with sitting in the premade burrow. Maybe it has something to do with their hunting habits or where they originated.
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty11/24/2010, 5:24 pm

oh sorry i haven't replied in a while erm on the other side of the tank its around 4 inches deep its just not pictured and hes made a realy small burrow. and for some odd reason the substrate looks realy dry tin that picture but i mist twice a day. Anyway i can tell hes an emp now i had a closer look at his chela now (haven't seen him for a few days and hes molted) they look alot more like an emp's. Smile thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty12/9/2010, 12:33 pm

dont mist, just wait till it looks dry and pour a glass or 2 of water on it...
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty12/9/2010, 1:36 pm

Could be a good idea to mist in to the burrow, to make sure the humidity is high in there aswell... My problem with pouring water in to the enclosure is that it gets un-even!
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty12/9/2010, 1:43 pm

i fill up a regular water bottle and pour half on one side and half on the other side of the enclosure....
i dont know if it evenly distributes it, but my 5i emp as had 2 successful molts from doing it like that
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PostSubject: Re: AFS or Emp   AFS or Emp Empty12/9/2010, 7:11 pm

what size tank do you keep him in lycan? becausea bottle of water is not good enoough for mine.
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