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It's a Red Claw Scorpion

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Brendan, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Brendan

    Brendan Arachnobaron

    My scorp is also weird at times.

    I mean, its aggressive when I get close to it, but I've seen a feeder cricket jump and rest on my scorp's head, as well as crawl right into my scorp's head without even being attacked.
  2. K3jser

    K3jser Arachnobaron


    But jeroenkooijman your scorp dont have a Dent in the claw and you call it a male?? but mine does? so how are you so sure that yours in a cavimanus male?
  3. I know what you mean :D

    My advice if you really want to handle it, take it by the last tail segment before the telson and place it on your flat hand as fast as possible. They usually calm down when not cornered. Do note they might start running at first. Keep your guard and place hand to hand to let him walk.
  4. Sorry I missed your reply.
    The male in the picture has the dent, it's not clear in the picture though.
    The other way to see the difference is by the pronounced tooth.


  5. InfestedGoat

    InfestedGoat Arachnobaron Old Timer

    It looks like an emp to me a compared to the pictures of the P. Cav. Nice looking emp you have might i add.
  6. It looks like a P cavi to me, the black tips to the claws, and I've never had an emp that red before

  7. InfestedGoat

    InfestedGoat Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I've seen a blueish emp before, some emps just have a reddish tent. But im still not sure either way.
  8. Ted

    Ted Arachnoprince

    you gotta admit..i made a funny post.:}
  9. kupo969

    kupo969 Arachnoangel

    I've owned emps before and I currently own a P. cavimanus and that is DEFINATELY a P. cavimanus. Those claws are way too red for an emp.
  10. Cyris69

    Cyris69 Arachnoprince

    Has anyone looked at the granulation of the chela? Is clearly very bumpy as emps. The cavimanus from your guys pictures are very smooth with light granulation

    I know the comparison shots but maybe I'm tired and misreading, is everyone stating its a P. cavimanus?. I'd say its an emperor. Solely due to the heavy granulation. Mine had red(not as pronounced as his) tented chela and were emps. I'm not very educated on the whole body features such as the teeth and indentations etc.. but if we are to go based off granulations it's an emp. Please call me out if I am completely off and know nothing. I have to learn things and being wrong helps me learn from the answers....

    Here is my female emp.
    This is the small photo and then I have a blown up full rez version.

  11. Indeed because of the granulation alone you can see it's an emperor.

    As you can see in the picture I posted, emps can have reddish coloration on the chela and P. cav can have all black chela. Never trust on colors.
  12. Here you go, another emperor with reddish chela.

  13. Brendan

    Brendan Arachnobaron

    So is mine an Emp or a Cavi?

    I have two people telling me its an Emp while two other people telling me its a Cavi O_O
  14. It has a lot of granulation on the chela, it's an emperor.

    Here an emperor colony, see the differences in chela color:
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  15. Xaranx

    Xaranx Arachnoprince

    Jeroen is the resident emp expert so ignore the other 2, they are on drugs.

    It's an emp anyway.
  16. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    its an emp, cavimanus lack the heavy setae on the chela that emps do.
  17. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    I go with emp too. Another thing is size. How big is it?
  18. tkn0spdr

    tkn0spdr Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Sorry to dig up such an old thread but it has a lot of good info in it.
    Can someone take a look at this pic and tell me if I got an imp or a cav?

    I tried to ID it myself with pics and reading other discussions, but I'm just not sure.

  19. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    There are more species than P. imperator and P. cavimanus!

    Despite that, I don't think that this scorpion is a P. imperator
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  20. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    VA, USA
    As discussed further back in the thread, you'd need better pics from different angles to narrow it down. I have to agree that from the one picture, it does not look like P imperator.