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Another Heterometrus sp. ID

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

  1. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince

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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

  3. 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

    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


    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


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

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    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

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

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    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 Arachnolord

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  11. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

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

    BobBarley Arachnoprince

    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 Active Member

    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. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince

    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!
  15. 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.
  16. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince

  17. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince

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