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Philippines Scorpion ID Please

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Islandhopper671, May 16, 2017.

  1. Islandhopper671

    Islandhopper671 Arachnopeon

    Sunday night I went into my laundry room and found this little beauty. Found a container to place "Her" into. Left her in the container overnight and when I went to check on her the next morning, noticed she had a few scorplets on her back already and another slowly making its way over her face. Looks like 2 are dead and still attached to the after birth. I see about 7 live scorplets riding on mom's back.

    I'm now in process of locating tank, lighting etc and will make substrate of forest dirt from behind my house where she came from.

    Can anyone identify this species. She is very small and assume she is fully grown if having her own brood. Approximately 2cm in length, not including tail and claws. Been about 25yrs since I had a Black Emporer, so any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  2. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

  3. Definitely looks like an Isometrus sp. to me possibly maculatus but I'm no expert on them.

    Just found this little article and it kinda looks like a maculatus

  4. And I have to agree with @ArachnoDrew thats one hell of a find
    Good Luck with it
  5. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Could be a Lychas sp or Isometrus maculatus. They are very similar in appearance. I am actually leaning towards a Lychas sp, with Lychas armillatus being the most probable solely based on appearance.
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  6. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Regardless of species, definitely a buthid, so you don't want to get stung.
  7. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

  8. Islandhopper671

    Islandhopper671 Arachnopeon

    It's now Wednesday here in Philippines and have completed her enclosure. Combination of forest dirt, wood log, couple plants and shallow water dish (actually cooking spoon rest 3mm deep). Even purchased 5 baby cockroaches for food if she gets hungry.
    Right now she has found a small cubby on bottom of log to hide and rest. Compared to her size (between a dime and nickel, seems rather big and comfortable for her to explore. 20170517_103117.jpg
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  9. soldierof4cheese

    soldierof4cheese Arachnoknight

    Great setup.
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  10. Islandhopper671

    Islandhopper671 Arachnopeon

    Hmm, when I left for work she was hiding under the log. When I returned home, she is no where to be seen. How long does it take for her to create a burrow and cover herself?
  11. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Minutes lol sometimes hours depending how deep it wants to go
  12. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    She probably won't eat anything until the scorplings have molted and left her back. That'll be in a week or two.