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PostSubject: Is this scorpion what i asked for?   5/18/2008, 8:11 pm

Hey there i have a question about this scopion i would like to know whether it is an adult or not. When i ordered it i asked for a juvy female and this is what i got i realise it is not a juvy but would like to know whether it is a subadult or not. Considering as you can see next to the hygrometer it is quite small and i was hoping it wouldd grow a bit bigger. I have determind it's sex is female already but it still seems so small for a female if it is a full adult, which i hope it isn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this scorpion what i asked for?   5/18/2008, 8:50 pm

First of all, that's an adult you have. You can tell by the brown telson. No way to tell how old it is other than that it's at least ~2 years.

Second, you need to change its setup ASAP. Take out the substrate you have and replace it with coconut fiber (commonly sold as eco-earth or bed-a-beast) or peat. Check here for some FAQs on emperor scorpions -- there's some good tips in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this scorpion what i asked for?   5/18/2008, 8:56 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum...

To answer your question... IMHO it looks like an adult scorpion based solely on telson colour.

I just went to a show today and picked up 5 sub adult emperors and their telsons are creamy white to creamy white with a tinge of reddish brown.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this scorpion what i asked for?   5/18/2008, 9:56 pm

Yeah i changed the substrate already that was just a tank that i had her in untill i got hers all setup, her tank is actualy filled with coco fiber but i have a multitude of substarte levels for the scorpion none that involve sand or bark like in that picture though. Yeah and i figured that it was an adult i may keep her, i may not considering being the first scorpion i have owned i wanted the full experience or i will just get another emp. I would hate for her not to have a home because of what i wanted.
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