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Another Heterometrus sp. ID

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by BobBarley, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

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    If anyone could ID what species of Heterometrus this is, it'd be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
     
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  2. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

  3. Collin Clary

    Collin Clary Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Can you try to get clear pictures of the carapace. Either H. petersii or H. laoticus but need clear pictures to be sure.
     
  4. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Like Collin said, kind of hard to tell with the pic lighting but I do see some granulation there, probably petersii.
     
  5. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

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    This is the best I can do for now, I'll try to get a better one when the guy comes out
     
  6. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Here ya go... so what are the key characteristics of petersii (so I can hopefully ID them myself next time lol)?
     
  7. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnodemon Active Member

    Looks exactly like mine lol mine is male "much more slender"yours may be female? Looks beefier
     

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  8. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

    Anyone got an idea? :) I can take closer pics if need be.
     
  9. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    Likely H.petersii or H.laoticus

    Leaning towards the latter, but you'll have to check out Kovarik's "review of the genus heterometrus" key
     
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  10. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnobaron Active Member

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  11. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight Active Member

    Looks very much like my two Petersii (Vietnam). Getting a third hopefully soon.
     
  12. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks!! Here's what I got --

    laoticus: "Carapace and mesosoma, smooth without granules."

    petersii: "Carapace with disc smooth and margins granulate."

    I'll take close up pics of the carapace when the guy/gal comes out tonight. However, does anyone know what "disc smooth" means? Just smooth?
     
  13. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight

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    Laoticus have no granulation...smooth. Not many Laoticus are being imported. Perersii are stockier with mild granulation are the most abundant in the trade lately. I have 2 female perersii wild caught that look just like yours....both came in gravid FYI.
     
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  14. Collin Clary

    Collin Clary Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

  15. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thank you, haha fingers crossed.
    Thanks, for the link man. I'll take a closer look at my specimen once it comes out again. In the case of it being petersii (seems likely), how do I know if the male's tooth on the movable finger is "enlarged"? Is there a reference picture you could point me towards? Or perhaps someone has a picture of either a female or male movable finger tooth? Thanks!
     
  16. Collin Clary

    Collin Clary Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    If you do a Google search you should see a few examples of it. Otherwise I can post some pictures from the most recent ID key tomorrow.
     
  17. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

  18. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

    Looked at him tonight, and pleased to say with confidence that my scorp is a mature male Heterometrus petersii!
     
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