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PostSubject: What are these?   6/27/2012, 5:37 am

Hey all,
Bought these cute scorps at a pet store, and im not sure that they are right about what they are! They told me that they where P. Impīs, but the sign said Cavimanus Laughing Stupid pet shop.. Im no expert, at all! im as green as they get Smile My guess is that its some sort of Heterometrus.
The pics i have arent really good, but iīll post them anyway Smile
In some of the pics they might look really black/brown, but they arent, when you see them in daylight they are blueish.
Unfortunately i dont know there age or instar.



















I had 4 of them, but one of them died not so long ago Sad there where 3 that looks like the one in the glas, not so long. The one in most, if not all of the pics! Is longer than the other ones, i named the species Heterometrus Sausage because that long one kinda looks like a sausage Smile
also, the long one is out all night and running around in the terrarium, climbing every piece of wood and bark. I dont se the other ones very often.

Well! i hope you can help me, due to the bad pics.
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 6:55 am

100% a Heterometrus. And I'm pretty sure they're petersii.
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 7:02 am

Thanks, its nice to know what scorps i got in my tank terrarium! Iīll try and get some better pics soon, and also from beneath them, so i can get help to see what sex they are.
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 7:40 am

Is there any chance that it could be an H. Scaber or H. spinifer? just found the supplier of the pet shop, its apparently a big Czech petshop supplier that ship them here to Denmark.
And the only Heterometrus there is on their list is those two :S Im so confused
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 7:44 am

Oh sorry, also the H. Longimanus. Sorry for that
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 7:46 am

The Czech like naming petersiis as they wish, but most of the Heterometruses from there are still petersii.

I'm not saying it can't be something else. But lets wait somebody elses opinion too. And if you can get a closer picture of the prosoma (head) and the chelae, it will help a lot.

IF they are indeed petersii, they can be sexed from the chelae too.
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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 8:00 am

Iīll try to get some better pics i the weekend. And thanks mate


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PostSubject: Re: What are these?   6/27/2012, 10:20 pm

They are not longimanus or spinifer.
H. spinifer has a pronounced internal tubercle on the patella of the pedipalp.

They are either H. petersii or H. laoticus.
As Dolby said, close up pics of the chela and carapace would be helpful.

You may want to take a look at these:
[ASA] Heterometrus longimanus
Heterometrus granulation keys.
Kovarik, 2004 Review of the genus Heterometrus

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