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PostSubject: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/5/2011, 11:17 pm

Hi,

I bought a unindentified scorpion today in a pet shop, I think is maybe a Nebo sp. but I'm not very good in ID for this kind of scorpions!

Can you help me to identify it ?

It was eating when I took the picture so, we cannot see the chelicerae... If you want me to take other pictures, I will do!

I want to give the correct terrarium and substrate for my scorpion so I need an ID !


Thank you.


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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 3:07 am

Iomachus politus?
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 8:02 am

heterometrus madraspatensis??
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 8:34 am

i thought that but i wasnt sure if they have granulation in the claws
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 12:13 pm

On a another forum, sombody said Opisthacanthus asper or Opisthacanthus madagascariensis

What do you think about that?


Is there a way to find the real species?

What could be the better substrate for this scorpion?



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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 4:30 pm

not a clue what it is, but its eating so its fairly happy with how you are keeping it now. if you want to change the substrate then use cocofibre.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/6/2011, 6:08 pm

It could be Opisthacanthus and I take back Iomachus because the chelae aren't elongated enough for one thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/7/2011, 3:58 am

Opisthacanthus sp

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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/7/2011, 12:39 pm

Ok, thanks!

But there is no way to find the species ? It's too hard ?









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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/24/2011, 5:36 pm

i would go with Opisthacanthus madagascariensis
that looks about right
o.asper is darker and have dark legs and all

but ill look to see if i still have a id key for Opisthacanthus
ill pm you this week sometime if i do (everything is on cd's new computer)

looks like your keeping it ok tho mayve a little more ventilation but that looks good
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/24/2011, 5:43 pm

Thanks !



I made a side with sand and another with peat moss. There is a lot of hiding places in the two sides. and the scorpion seems to prefer the sandy-side instead of the peat-side.
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   1/24/2011, 8:44 pm

i cant seem to find that id key
i think Opisthacanthus species would be better fitting on this one for a few reasions

it looks like it may not be fully grown judging by the size of it compared to the cricket(s)
but i cant be sure of this but thats how it looks from the pics anyway
so if thats the case an id may be no good as 1 molt can change alot about a scorpion

also being that Opisthacanthus can vary in color i have to retract that last post
im rusty on some species now days hahaha and you can get them confused easily

if its going to the dryer side it may be because you have it a bit too damp
let it dry up a little bit and you should be good to go something like you would keep a C. vittatus

i will ask around to see if i can find the id key for you since i dont seem to have it anymore
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PostSubject: Re: Unidentified scorpion, can you help me ?   2/9/2011, 3:20 am

A young male O.mad . or asper here is an adult(yours should/will darken as it ages)
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