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PostSubject: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 1:01 pm

we think this is a heterometrus spinifer, but i was wondering if any of you could tell me for sure
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 5:40 pm

It looks too red to be H. Spinifer.

But if it is, it's definitely on the wrong substrate.
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 6:28 pm

Can you get a better picture of the Chelae and maybe a shot from the side?
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 7:58 pm

Looks like a Diplocentrus whitei to me or something similar
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 8:06 pm

it isn't in that environment anymore, we got it from a kid that was clueless. its in coco with an 85% humidity level and wood hideaways. will try and get a better picture tonight
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/15/2011, 8:32 pm

It's not a heterometrus by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 12:22 am

thank you Smile it does look exactly like the D. white. are they sexed the same way? with the space between the pectines larger on females? from what i'm finding online, their environment is the same? but with lower humidity, do you know if this is correct? sorry it's so many questions, obviously i'm a noob and i'm very afraid of doing something wrong
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 1:06 am

Chrome. The one you suggested is only in a particular location.

Csageser...........is this the location they are from?
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 10:17 am

they are from Texas from what i'm finding, and i live in kansas...thats not to far, we have no idea where it was originally gotten from. a kid couldn't take care of it so his friend took it, and that happened two more times before we were able to get it. the D. white, and H spinifer are the two we have been stuck between for about a month now. this picture is what made us think H. spinifer, because this is exactly what it looks like in person, it turns out red or black with camera pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/btl/2889642285/
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 10:26 am

I think if you doubt between those two the easiest and best question is to ask yourself what size it is.
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 6:07 pm

Annababe wrote:
Chrome. The one you suggested is only in a particular location.

Csageser...........is this the location they are from?

Well sure, lots of scorpions are found in particular locations but find their way to close by locations by migration or by human intervention, but that particular species of the genus is located in a few parts of Texas and north Mexico, also the species D. spitzeri is located in arizona. Also he says he doesn't know where it was from so there's a good chance it's from mid-southern Texas.

There are in all 5 different species of Diplocentrus sp in the USA, I still maintain that it is more than likely this genus and probably a whitei based on the body shape and chelae markings and size. Also the definitive discerning feature is the top set of eyes are closer together and alot more forward than a heterometrus, a good defining feature of a Diplocentrus sp.

It is most definitely not a Heterometrus.
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PostSubject: Re: could someone confirm species?    7/16/2011, 6:12 pm

@ Chrome. I searched the species you suggested. That's why I asked.
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