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Albino emperor scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Psycho, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Psycho

    Psycho Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I have a question about something i have never heard of before. A local pet store had a guy that came in asking for an albino emperor scorpion saying he has 2 at home. Do these exist? If so do inverts have "colors" like snakes. I dont actually believe that this exists but if I can be proven wrong then I'll be amazed. Please help me with this question. Also if this is not possible what scorp would look like an "albino emp"?

    -Rob and Beth
  2. Chironex

    Chironex Arachnosquire Old Timer

    recently moulted?
  3. It is impossible for arachnids to be albino. I don't know what your friend has but it is not an albino.
  4. Psycho

    Psycho Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Ok thanks for the answers guys. Do you know what is the size of an emp and white/yellow?
  5. VesAn

    VesAn Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Large, bulky body & large pincers, white/yellow in color... sounds like a sweet scorp, if it exists :}
  6. Psycho

    Psycho Arachnobaron Old Timer

    i havent seen them, would like to. I just heard about it from the pet store guy because my husband was helping him do his store order LOL. Maybe I'll contact the guy and see if I can get pictures. I'll post em then.
  7. Div1nE

    Div1nE Arachnoknight Old Timer

    maybe he's referring to the dune scorpion?

    it's as close to "albino" i've seen in scorps.

    see a good pic at goldenphoenixexotica.com
  8. ScorpDude

    ScorpDude Arachnoangel Old Timer

    surely the exoskeleton of the scorpion contains pigmentation? so surely the gene which makes it possible for the scorpion to produce this pigmentation, surely this gene could "go wrong" which would produce an albino?
  9. SpaceHawk

    SpaceHawk Arachnoknight Old Timer

    There are different locales of scorpions which brings different colors or patterns sometimes, but I haven't heard of genetic morphs like with reptiles. That would be cool though, but I don't think they are out there.