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P. Imperator gender?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ianhunt, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM.

  1. ianhunt

    ianhunt Arachnopeon

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    Can someone verify my p. imperators gender? thanks a lot in advance!
     

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  2. DARTH ARACHNUS

    DARTH ARACHNUS Previously NOOBUS SCORPUS 666 Arachnosupporter

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    Looks like a female looking at the pectine teeth and the operculum.
    Someone with more experience may be able to 100% that.
     
  3. ianhunt

    ianhunt Arachnopeon

    Thanks a lot! I still cant accurately determine scorpions sex confidently even if i have been keeping them for quite some time now
     
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  4. Outpost31Survivor

    Outpost31Survivor Arachnosquire Active Member

    The genital operculum isn't clear enough. If anything I would rely more on the shape of genital operculum than pectine size. Male = sideways oval, female = vaguely heart-shaped but forked too. I can't see whether it is forked or not. You might have a male.

    Sexing_Pandinus_and_Hetermetrus_spp_by_GS_pic2_.jpg
     
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  5. Outpost31Survivor

    Outpost31Survivor Arachnosquire Active Member

    I am 99.99% sure its male but I am looking at it on my phone.
     
  6. DARTH ARACHNUS

    DARTH ARACHNUS Previously NOOBUS SCORPUS 666 Arachnosupporter

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    There is that 100% with more experience can you get him/her into a clear tub and a clear pic of the pectine and operculum
    Looking at it on a larger screen now my earlier female answer is retracted lol
     
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  7. Outpost31Survivor

    Outpost31Survivor Arachnosquire Active Member


    Once someone has the key to sexing both Pandinus and Heterometrus scorpion, it is the simple task of looking at the size of the pectines and the shape of the genital operculum.
     
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  8. DARTH ARACHNUS

    DARTH ARACHNUS Previously NOOBUS SCORPUS 666 Arachnosupporter

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    I used a similar pic to sex my female H Spinifer I did mine not from a molt so much easier getting them into a cricket tub or if they are up against the glass it's what I love about the hobby it's a constant education
     
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  9. ianhunt

    ianhunt Arachnopeon

    Thanks a lot guys! i'll try that tub technique next time if some of my scorpions moult.:happy:

    Since this is a male now i have 2 males and a female communal.:woot: