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Pandinus imperator: Male or Female? - 2nd Attempt

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by racosta, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. racosta

    racosta Arachnopeon


    I need help sexing an emperor. I'm going to guess female, but I could definitely use a second opinion. Pectines seem small, but the genital operculum doesn't appear to have the heart/flyhead shape that's typical of females. If anything, it seems more oval-shaped to me.

    Note: This is my 2nd attempt to post this image. The picture did not display properly during the first try.

    Thanks in advance!

    - Randall C. Acosta -
  2. Illusion

    Illusion Arachnosquire

    The thing suggesting female to me is the big gap between the pectines
  3. wodesorel

    wodesorel Arachnosquire

    I've never noticed any difference in shape in operculums, but there is a huge difference in length and layout of the pectines. For sure a female.
  4. Jonathan159

    Jonathan159 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I would say a female also
  5. Jose Rivera

    Jose Rivera Arachnopeon

    It’s a female