Another Heterometrus sp. ID

BobBarley

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If anyone could ID what species of Heterometrus this is, it'd be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
 

Collin Clary

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Can you try to get clear pictures of the carapace. Either H. petersii or H. laoticus but need clear pictures to be sure.
 

Galapoheros

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Like Collin said, kind of hard to tell with the pic lighting but I do see some granulation there, probably petersii.
 

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This is the best I can do for now, I'll try to get a better one when the guy comes out
 

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Here ya go... so what are the key characteristics of petersii (so I can hopefully ID them myself next time lol)?
 

G. Carnell

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Likely H.petersii or H.laoticus

Leaning towards the latter, but you'll have to check out Kovarik's "review of the genus heterometrus" key
 

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Ran

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Laoticus have no granulation...smooth. Not many Laoticus are being imported. Perersii are stockier with mild granulation are the most abundant in the trade lately. I have 2 female perersii wild caught that look just like yours....both came in gravid FYI.
 

BobBarley

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Laoticus have no granulation...smooth. Not many Laoticus are being imported. Perersii are stockier with mild granulation are the most abundant in the trade lately. I have 2 female perersii wild caught that look just like yours....both came in gravid FYI.
Thank you, haha fingers crossed.
I discussed how to distinguish between the four common Heterometrus species in the hobby in this thread: http://arachnoboards.com/threads/looking-into-heterometrus-spp.291375/page-2#post-2595099
Thanks, for the link man. I'll take a closer look at my specimen once it comes out again. In the case of it being petersii (seems likely), how do I know if the male's tooth on the movable finger is "enlarged"? Is there a reference picture you could point me towards? Or perhaps someone has a picture of either a female or male movable finger tooth? Thanks!
 

Collin Clary

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If you do a Google search you should see a few examples of it. Otherwise I can post some pictures from the most recent ID key tomorrow.
 

BobBarley

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Looked at him tonight, and pleased to say with confidence that my scorp is a mature male Heterometrus petersii!
 
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