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Opistopthalmus glabifrons? Please help confirm ID. Care?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Scorpion Luke, Jan 17, 2017.

gravid?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. premolt

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  1. Scorpion Luke

    Scorpion Luke Arachnopeon

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    Acquired this scorp today was wanting to be sure on ID. Would much appreciate any and all care tips and or how to keep them. Possibly gravid?
     

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  2. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight

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    That is glabifrons...might be in premolt...could be gravid. This species is easily differentiated from boehmi as glabifrons have granulation on their chela as boehmi do not. And, you do have a female.
     
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  3. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight

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    They are found in areas of semi scrub rocky areas where they dig burrows in sandy substrate. It is mostly dry but they can burrow down to where the sand/soil is moist. I would assume like with mine seasonal wetting of soil (2 weeks out of the year) but mostly dry throughout the year. I offer mine water once a week and keep them warm between 75-85 degrees. Hope this helps! I have heard they prey mostly on millipedes....I feed mine roaches/criks.
     
  4. Scorpion Luke

    Scorpion Luke Arachnopeon

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    Thanks a lot for the info!
     
  5. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight

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    You're welcome!
     
  6. As previous reply suggested, the real deal.