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PostSubject: How is the length of a scorpion measured?   4/21/2013, 4:37 pm

While looking around at online dealers, they almost always give a measurement.

For instance, a scorpion is advertised as being 2 inches long. Another example would be that a particular species full grown is 4 inches long.

From where to where are these measurements taken? How are these measurements obtained?
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PostSubject: Re: How is the length of a scorpion measured?   4/21/2013, 4:53 pm

The correct way to measure a scorpion is chelicerae to the tip of the aculeus. In other words, the tip of the mouth parts to the tip of the stinger. Some people measure from chelicerae to the metasoma (tail). This is also a correct way, but is less used as it does not give the full length.

Most people take the measurements with rulers, yardsticks, tape measures, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: How is the length of a scorpion measured?   4/21/2013, 5:13 pm

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The correct way to measure a scorpion is chelicerae to the tip of the aculeus. In other words, the tip of the mouth parts to the tip of the stinger. Some people measure from chelicerae to the metasoma (tail). This is also a correct way, but is less used as it does not give the full length.

Most people take the measurements with rulers, yardsticks, tape measures, etc.

The tip of the mouth parts to tip of the stinger with the tail in the rested position or with the tail stretched out or.....?

For example....

Centruroides hentzi - FL Striped Bark - 1 inch

http://www.kenthebugguy.com/pet-scorpions-for-sale/centruroides-hentzi-fl-striped-bark-1-inch.html

How can I tell how these are measured as in from where to where?
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PostSubject: Re: How is the length of a scorpion measured?   4/21/2013, 5:35 pm

MRMB wrote:
ShredderEmp wrote:
The correct way to measure a scorpion is chelicerae to the tip of the aculeus. In other words, the tip of the mouth parts to the tip of the stinger. Some people measure from chelicerae to the metasoma (tail). This is also a correct way, but is less used as it does not give the full length.

Most people take the measurements with rulers, yardsticks, tape measures, etc.

The tip of the mouth parts to tip of the stinger with the tail in the rested position or with the tail stretched out or.....?

For example....

Centruroides hentzi - FL Striped Bark - 1 inch

http://www.kenthebugguy.com/pet-scorpions-for-sale/centruroides-hentzi-fl-striped-bark-1-inch.html

How can I tell how these are measured as in from where to where?

Its from chelicerae to aculeus fully stretched out. I think Ken does the second way though because he has so many animals he doesn't have enough time to do the first way as it takes a while. So yours will probably be bigger.
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PostSubject: Re: How is the length of a scorpion measured?   4/21/2013, 7:24 pm

Ken is great at answering emails about a specific order you are considering.
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