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PostSubject: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/29/2011, 12:16 pm

Elo,

here's a few pics of my latest editions, Pandinus ugandaensis.

They were only described this year and are from areas of savanna in Uganda. Very similar looking to Emperors, and their closest relative I think, they are smaller in size (9-12cm) than P. imperator and have a subtle red colour to their pedipalps. Overall they also have a slight brown tint on the body and reddish brown legs.

All the 8 specimens I received yesterday are very aggressive. A slight breath of air will send them into defence mode and if provoked (i.e. moving them to a new container) they will readily use their claws and some also struck with their telson, something P. imperator rarely if ever do.

A very impressive scorpion in my opinion.

Here's a few pics........

7i adult's.











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I ordered a lot of these to help cover delivery costs so I may have some available soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/29/2011, 12:38 pm

awesome scorps mate
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/29/2011, 1:52 pm

Very nice looking scorps.

Is it the lighting or do their telsons not turn as red as the Imperators as adults?
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/29/2011, 2:34 pm

Their telsons are quite light coloured. P. imperator telsons can vary in colour but I have never seen one quite as light yellow as these guys.

Obviously the bottom two pics are of sub-adults so their telsons are still pretty pale.
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/30/2011, 3:54 am

What happened to the pics mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   11/30/2011, 12:05 pm

It's photobuckets fault lol. If you move the pics into a new file on photobucket you loose them from anywhere you have posted them. Forgot about this when I moved the pics last night. Really stupid system. I'll repost them lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   12/1/2011, 5:44 am

Pictures re-posted because photobucket is crap and deleted them when I moved the pics into a new file lol.



7i's













6i's








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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   12/1/2011, 5:49 am

Interesting...
So they stay with that light telson even when adults?

They look pretty much what I got a month ago that were sold as P. cavimanus. Though, the shape of the chelae doesn't look exactly as cavi to me.

What's the size of these guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   12/1/2011, 6:09 am

Edit: i put one of the 6i pics in with the 7i's. I have edited it.

The adults are between 9 - 11 cm and the 6i's a couple of cm smaller. Their telsons are very light but I think it is accentuated by the bright lighting when I was taking the pictures.

I don't think they look like P. cavimanus but it's not impossible they have been mis-sold and are actually something else. Have a look at this though http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/p2011_129.pdf

They look identical to the P. ugandaensis pictured in the paper. Unfortunately I lost 2 during shipping because the parcel got delayed but now I have got the perfect oppurtunity to have a good look at them and get a proper ID.

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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   12/1/2011, 6:22 am

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t6463p90-my-modest-so-far-collection-updated-17102011 On page 7 are mine, they do look pretty similar. I guess it's time I dig them out and post them on the ID section.

They're feisty and they hiss, but they're getting along pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: Pandinus ugandaensis   12/1/2011, 7:37 am

Dolby, I have made a new thread in the ID section.
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