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ID Confirmation (Emperor Scorpions)

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by iPocalyspe, Jan 9, 2018.

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    Someone near me is selling a pair of Emperor Scorpions. Idk much about Emperor Scorpions so I'd appreciate anyone who does if they can confirm whether or not these are Emperor Scorpions.
    Thank you,
    Shane
     

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  2. Terrena Laxamentum

    Terrena Laxamentum Arachnosquire Active Member

    They are Emperors.
     
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  3. Thank you, I thought so. Just wanted a second opinion
     
  4. Terrena Laxamentum

    Terrena Laxamentum Arachnosquire Active Member

    You're welcome.
     
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  5. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    The images appear to be Pandinus imperator, but a more pressing concern is how dry the Enclosures appear to be.
     
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  6. Jose Rivera

    Jose Rivera Arachnopeon

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    Pandinus imperator, I agree with @darkness975 its too dried!
     
  7. RainierArachnids

    RainierArachnids Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Under a black light check for these 3 dots. If theres 3 its an imperator. If only 2 then its a dictator
     

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  8. Lyrognathus

    Lyrognathus Arachnopeon

    Is that the only way to differentiate them?
     
  9. RainierArachnids

    RainierArachnids Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    If you have them imperator/dictator side by side you can see the differences between them there is a pronounced triangle behind the eyes on the imperator not much of one on the dictator but using the black light and checking the
    trichobothria count is a pretty sure way of doing it ,getting them to cooperate is another story though. The photos you posted as others have mentioned look like P.imperator.
     
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  10. Lyrognathus

    Lyrognathus Arachnopeon

    That's cool. Once I get a black light I'll have to see what species I have.