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Some new species added to my collection

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Michiel, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

  2. Sweetness, what is the size of the T. forcipula? What is its distribution? And, of course, the pedipalps of the male Chactas are quite impressive. Good luck in breeding and establishing them.
     
  3. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    the male is pushing 70 mm and females around 55-60 mm...both species are from Colombia...

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  4. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

    That Chactas male is crazy. To bad we don't even have the genus in the US yet,
     
  5. awesome scorpions man
     
  6. Hendersoniana

    Hendersoniana Arachnoangel

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    Too beautiful michiel! Lovely additions u got :).
     
  7. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    Yes, these Chactas males exhibit some pretty obvious sexual dimorphism with those elongated pedipalps...My favourite is the T.forcipula male, because it looks like a scorpion bulldog, bulbous chela, posteriorly widened metasomal segments, resembling Rhopalurus, and rather hirsute overall, unlike most other Tityus I have seen...

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  8. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hello All

    Michiel, nice additions to the collection, good luck with them.

    If I may, I would like to know how you get this rare species. Do you find them on recent imports to dealers in you area or
    Do you actually go to their locality in collect them yourself? Do you work with a University research team or something similar?

    Thank you.

    Francisco
     
  9. Michiel, those T. forcipula are from subgenus Atreus, right?
     
  10. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    @Tuhin: yes, subgenus Atreus

    @Francisco: I work as a guest researcher in the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity and I have not collected these specimens myself. I receive scorpions sometimes from colleauges working with other animal groups that collect in certain countries and in the near future I will visit some countries to collect scorpions myself, or with other arachnologists....