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PostSubject: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/22/2011, 3:58 pm

a couple week ago i got an emperor scorpion and i think it might be gravid because the plates on its back are starting to seperate and you can see the gray. it only eats one maybe two crickets a week post will be appreaciated because i'm still a Newb
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PostSubject: Re: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/22/2011, 9:16 pm

Is it an adult? If so, this is likely the case, assuming it is female. Post a pic of it for us to evaluate. Very Happy

If you're not sure if it's female, post a pic of the underside as well.

By the way, you can tell if it's an adult by the color of the telson (the tail segment bearing the sting). Brown = adult, creamy = subadult, white = juvenile. If it's fat but not an adult, it's likely nearing a molt.

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PostSubject: Re: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/23/2011, 1:07 pm

the telson is as black as night and i'll try to post some picks of the scorp
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PostSubject: Re: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/23/2011, 1:45 pm

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here's a pic of the underside

and here's a pic of the side so if it is a girl you might have an idea how far along it is
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PostSubject: Re: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/23/2011, 2:40 pm

you sure thats an emp? telson looks very black, didnt think emps had black telson i know Heterometrus laoticus do, also my initial guess was male, but im really not sure, doesnt look gravid from that last pic though either, im sure more experienced people will be along soon to give you a deffinate answer Smile

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PostSubject: Re: possibly gravid   possibly gravid Empty1/23/2011, 4:08 pm

That's not an emp, and I'm leaning towards male as well.

Some sort of Heterometrus sp., but I can't get a species-specific ID from the pictures.

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