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PostSubject: Unknown Scorpion   1/13/2011, 3:53 pm

Bought this off a guy for $10. He claims it to be a pygmy of some kind. I am a tarantula collector and wanting to start with scorps too. Please help me identify what this is, it is about 30mm long. Dont want to keep something that might be illegal in our country (South Africa).
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/18/2011, 12:59 pm

At a glance, I'd guess some sort of Centruroides spp., but I'm not 100% positive.

Are there any illegal species in SA?

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/18/2011, 4:04 pm

It could be a Uroplectes species. They're kind of like the Centruroides of Africa.

But honestly, that's all I have for you :/
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/18/2011, 4:45 pm

There are no illegal scorpions in SA
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/19/2011, 3:05 am

For me it is a Centruriodes species. My guess is C. bicolor
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/19/2011, 12:51 pm

No way is that C. bicolor.

http://www.wildliferefugecr.com/inventoryimages/arthropods/Centruroides-bicolor.html

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/21/2011, 3:04 pm

Thanks for all the reply's.
Thank you 'ceaser' for clearing up the legality for me. Wasnt sure as we have some tarantulas that are not to be kept like the OBT and SA Baboon spider.

I was looking at some pictures of the mentioned species above and came to the conclusion of Uroplectes triangulifer

Let me know what your thoughts are on the specie.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/21/2011, 3:45 pm

I don't think I agree with you...Check out U. planimanus Smile it looks pretty similar to yours
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/22/2011, 3:58 am

I think you are spot on with that. Had a look at a few pictures of the U.planimus and looked at my scorp. Very similar appearance if not exactly the same. Thanks for all the expert help Canth.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/23/2011, 6:24 pm

When you find this in South Africa where do you live? In Africa dont`t gives any Centruroides sp. !!
i thinks its a uroplectes sp.
Make some pictures from the Carapax and the Chela please.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/23/2011, 6:45 pm

Don't know much about any african species but definatly not a Centruroides. Similar looking thought. I'd go with canth on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/23/2011, 11:59 pm

Bruthus wrote:
When you find this in South Africa where do you live? In Africa dont`t gives any Centruroides sp. !!
i thinks its a uroplectes sp.
Make some pictures from the Carapax and the Chela please.

Thanks for chiming in! I had a feeling there weren't any Centruroides in Africa, but I wasn't positive. Thanks for the confirmation Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/24/2011, 5:21 pm

U. Planimanus for sure nice little scorps
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Scorpion   1/24/2011, 5:26 pm

there is no centruroides in africa.
there was said to be c. gracilis in tanzania but the 3 found in tanzania
were from a imported shipment of fruit and veggies from central america
and were not found to be breeding in the wild and were brought to a lab or something
but thats it for that just thought i would clear that one up
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