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PostSubject: any idea's what this is?   3/16/2013, 7:26 pm

a friend had this scorpion come into his rescue center the other day an ive got no clue as to what it is so told him i would try an find out what it is an what care it need's





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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/16/2013, 10:35 pm

Looks to me like an Opistophthalmus Species. Keep slightly moist. They like to burrow and are rather fiesty. They hiss and Ive had one jump off my hand before. The specimen you have looks to be in premolt. They are a hardy genus/species.
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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/17/2013, 12:20 am


cute!!!! i really love super fat scorpions Very Happy

this one reminds me of a scorpio maurus but the metasoma says otherwise
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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/17/2013, 4:36 am

thank's just been having a search online an it look's very similar to a Opistophthalmus glabrifrons but the abdomen colour is slightly different so will go an have a closer look once it has moulted
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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/17/2013, 8:34 am

It is a Paleocheloctonus pauliani. A small Madagascan species.

Keep it on a dry substrate with a moist corner to provide an area with a little humidity. Temperature wants to be in the high 20c's to low 30c's during the day, with a slight drop at night. Provide it with plenty of narrow crevices between bits of rock or bark.
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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/17/2013, 12:40 pm

Well I was wrong, again. Looks very similar to Opistophthalmus Species
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PostSubject: Re: any idea's what this is?   3/17/2013, 5:14 pm

thank's for the info i have now passed it on to my friend an he is going to get the setup changed.
will get some pic's of it after it has moulted an post them up
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