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PostSubject: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   7/31/2011, 3:23 pm

Hi guys, I recently bought this small guy form a local reptile store under the name "3 line scorpion". The only scorpion i've managed to find under that name is Hottentotta trilineatus which looks nothing like this little guy. I'm at odds whether this is a Scorpio maurus or part of the Opistophthalmus spp.

I also tried pissing him off to see if he'd hiss which he didn't but I'm still not sure. As I've purchased another scorpion under the same name from the shop which ended up being a young O. boehmi it look just the same but darker tones everywhere and skinnier. Unfortunately he drowned stuck in between smooth river stones i put in his water dish to prevent from happening in the first place Sad. He was also a lot more mellow, this new little guy has the meanest attitude I've seen of any scorpion yet, which isn't saying much as i own only 4 but still. He's also only about an inch long right now, and I'm like 80% sure its S. Maurus But yeah I come to you guys for help.







Also note: I've drowned proof the water dish this time with disinfected volcanic redstone fragments. No way he can drown now.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 8:07 am

this isn't hottentotta, not even a buthid Very Happy
it's a gravid Opistophthalmus bohmei by the looks of things
if not bohmei, defo a Opistophthalmus
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 8:38 am

Is that a scorp or a slug? lol
Claws look like a Scorpio maurus to me, but what do I know?
I'd hazard a guess at a premoult maurus.

I would've thought 1" was too small for an Opis. to be gravid.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 8:49 am

I would say Opistothalmus wahlbergi, a.k.a. tri-colored burrowing scorpion. And as pelo said, too small to be gravid. That's more than likely a juvi on premolt.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 11:09 am

oh my bad guys Very Happy
didn't read how big it was Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 12:59 pm

DolbyR wrote:
I would say Opistothalmus wahlbergi, a.k.a. tri-colored burrowing scorpion. And as pelo said, too small to be gravid. That's more than likely a juvi on premolt.
I agree. That is one fat scorp.

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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 1:19 pm

So is the verdict thats it's O. walberghi? I figured it was just too light colored to be it and fit more as a maurus. But hell you guys know more so i'm just going to get it out of the sand asap and on some coco fibre. I think i'll just stick to online ordering and avoid headaches like this; maurus and tri-color look way to similar.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 1:39 pm

It could also be Opistophthalmus bohmei.

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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 2:11 pm

Yeah it probably is O. beohmi. Probably going to stick with that and see how it goes. Should get a molt soon enough if it is boehmi and not any surprise slings
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help identifying This scorpion. Also extremely bloated so gravid/premolt?   8/1/2011, 5:44 pm

Well good luck with it and I hope it molts soon. Smile

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