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PostSubject: How do scorpions recognize members of their own species?   12/28/2012, 7:12 pm

I have a communal tank of Centruroides vittatus. They walk over each other, bump into each other, and rest all huddled together. They do not attach each other.
If I where to place another scorpion of another species, say some sort of Bark Scorpion (ex: Centruroides spp., Babycurus jacksoni) of similar size into the tank, would they not try and attack each other? What if equal amount of each species together (ex: 5:5, 10:10)
How would each species recognize other scorpion species? Do their pectines pick up the other scorpion's chemicals and automatically assume the scorpion is a threat and attack?
I have been pondering this for a while now.

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PostSubject: Re: How do scorpions recognize members of their own species?   12/29/2012, 1:30 am

VictorHernandez wrote:
Do their pectines pick up the other scorpion's chemicals and automatically assume the scorpion is a threat and attack?

There's your answer. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How do scorpions recognize members of their own species?   12/29/2012, 10:00 pm

Well thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: How do scorpions recognize members of their own species?   12/31/2012, 12:49 pm

It's all phermones and pectiens usage. But I suspect some phermones in certain species could be closely related if the two species are closely related. I mean you can see how P.imperators will tollerate heterometrus sp. I would love to see any scientific papers on this as well.
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