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PostSubject: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:09 am

I think this is correctly IDed as Heterometrus Spinifer.. But I cant be sure, any help appreciated, thanks



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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:41 am

i definetly think its a spinifer.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 9:44 am

smooth claws...not an emp...good so far
H. spinifer or possibly H. longimanus? scratch
dont listen to me though... wait for an expert opinion
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 10:10 am

Get a telson shot...
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 2:23 pm

looks just like mine..my guess is Het. spinifer too
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 2:37 pm

Thaedion wrote:
Get a telson shot...

Way ahead of you

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 2:43 pm

_scorpio_ wrote:
smooth claws...not an emp...good so far
H. spinifer or possibly H. longimanus? scratch
dont listen to me though... wait for an expert opinion

call me stupid but I though longimanus had longer pedipalps? I originally thought it was longimanus but when i google imaged it i got loads of scorps with longer fingers
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:00 pm

What'd you feed it? Looks bloody affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:18 pm

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What'd you feed it? Looks bloody affraid

he does? lol

Hes a lazy sod!
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:28 pm

Ya, a bit. Might just be some of the substrate Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/1/2008, 5:34 pm

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Ya, a bit. Might just be some of the substrate Razz

Im not sure what you even meant by affraid lol
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/2/2008, 9:01 am

Brown telson would suggest H. longimanus -- remember, only the males have the huge chela in that species.

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/2/2008, 3:19 pm

I was thinking "long claw" but didnt know the larger chela belonged only to the males so I thought I was wrong...sounds like it might have been right in my guess *SQUEEE*
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/3/2008, 1:54 am

IHeartMantids wrote:
Brown telson would suggest H. longimanus -- remember, only the males have the huge chela in that species.
Brown telson is one of the characteristics of an adult Longimanus. I have read somewhere (not sure where) that Spinifers have black telson. The most accurate defining characteristics would rather be granulation. Can you also take a close-up aerial shot of the carapace? That would really help.

Here's a couple of links that I often refer to for IDing Heterometrus (if you haven't found them already! - LOL).
1. Granulation
2. Kovarik's Review

And owh if I may add, my favourite Heterometrus would be the Laoticus!
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/3/2008, 8:57 am

I believe H. spinifer can have a black or brown telson . . . so it's probably one of the two. My H. longimanus is actually a lot more on the red side than the specimen in question, so that might lean my thinking more towards H. spinifer.

My H. laoticus only lasted a month. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/3/2008, 12:14 pm

Telson color is NOT a good way to ID unless your trying to find out if it's emp. It doesnt look like a longimanus to me...and H. spinifers are have smooth telsons...NOT HAIRY.
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   6/13/2008, 3:50 pm

i bet thats h. spinifer though!
telson really isn't the way to id the spp unless its an emp.
h. longi has a smooth pinchers and h. spinifer has bubbles in the pinchers!
base on the pic i bet it is a spinifer
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PostSubject: Re: Heterometrus spinifer   8/17/2008, 2:40 pm

H. laoticus is what I hope I have! will try to take ID pics! but dont want to jump on thread but mine have black telsons. chela is smooth but some "lines" along them.
But no "bubbles" on chela or head or anywhere.
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