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PostSubject: Sexing Rhopalurus junceus   12/20/2010, 5:58 pm

What is the earliest instar(or size) that you can accurately sex Rhopalurus junceus?
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing Rhopalurus junceus   12/21/2010, 7:31 am

Accurately? As all scorpions it's at adult...
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PostSubject: Re: Sexing Rhopalurus junceus   12/21/2010, 11:10 am

There's a lot of scorpions you can identify if it's male or female well before adult . . .

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PostSubject: Re: Sexing Rhopalurus junceus   12/21/2010, 11:36 am

I've been searching the internet since yesterday and it seems one of the main differences is the chelae. Males have a larger, more bulbous chelae. And the metasoma is supposedly thicker on the males although their bodies are quite thinner than the females and there is some color difference with mature males(?).

Anyhow...I guess I was after personal experience. Here's what I was thinking; What if someone were to receive a scorpion that obviously wasn't a juvenile and looked larger but you didn't know anything about it's history. How could you determine it's age.

And although they are different types of animals, I have seen some videos of people putting smaller and immature male tarantulas in with mature females and it wasn't pretty.

I've never intentionally tried to breed scorpions, it always seemed to happen with my Emperors and H. arizonensis. I don't have experience with other species.



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PostSubject: Re: Sexing Rhopalurus junceus   12/22/2010, 4:45 am

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Anyhow...I guess I was after personal experience. Here's what I was thinking; What if someone were to receive a scorpion that obviously wasn't a juvenile and looked larger but you didn't know anything about it's history. How could you determine it's age.

I've got nothing for personal experience from this species.

If you want to get an estimated age of an adult scorpion, all you can really do is find out how long the species takes to mature and your answer will be "at least ___."

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