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What Gender Is My Asian Forest Scorpion?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Dillio, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Dillio

    Dillio Arachnopeon

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    So I was very curious about the gender of my Asian Forest Scorpion, Pete, and I read that you need a picture of their stomachs. Well when I woke up this morning it was sitting like this so i quickly took some pictures. So can anyone tell me if it is Male or Female? Thanks
     

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  2. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

    Looks female to me :smuggrin: but if it's a juvenile it's hard to say 100%
     
  3. Dillio

    Dillio Arachnopeon

  4. Jesse James

    Jesse James Arachnosquire

    What determines genders in this species or all species? What are we looking for?
     
  5. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Looks like an acrobat to me. LoL

    Serious note, appears female just based on what I can see but don't quote me 100%.

    Also, for future reference, when talking about whether an invertebrate is male or female, the term is what is the sex, not the gender :)
     
  6. Dillio

    Dillio Arachnopeon

    Thanks or the answer, also thanks for the tip. This is the first arachnid that I've owned so I'm new to this. Appreciate it!
     
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  7. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Welcome to the invertebrate world my friend. Glad to have you on board!
     
  8. Jesse James

    Jesse James Arachnosquire

    Same difference, But good to know.
     
  9. ScorpSarah

    ScorpSarah Arachnopeon

    The size of the pectines. The photo below demonstrates it:
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    also notice how the gap between the inner pectine teeth is much smaller on males.:D
     
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  10. darkness975

    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    It's not the same difference in terms of invertebrates.
     
  11. Jesse James

    Jesse James Arachnosquire

    Why's that?
     
  12. Jesse James

    Jesse James Arachnosquire

    I see..I see, cool. Thanks for the insight.
     
  13. Dillio

    Dillio Arachnopeon

    Thanks for the picture, really helps!
     
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