Barbamama

skinheaddave

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This is my new O.boehmi, whom Tamara has named "Barbamama," for fairly good reasons.

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skinheaddave

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And here's another view which better shows why I think she just might be gravid.

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And for those of you who aren't familiar with the Barbapapa series of books, here's a pic. Barbamama is the big black mother on the right.

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She does look gravid though I suppose it could have been overfed as well.....though the one I had never got that fat and many of my scorps...shall we say...eat well...=D

John
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I asked the store owner about that and he said that his scorpions aren't generaly overfed. I've known him for several years and have seen many scorps go by and know this to be the case. None of the other scorps looked this big, that's for sure. Plus, there is the consideration that he uses crickets for feed and this is a substantialy sized scorp. It is the little ones that can trick you after having eaten a big cricket.

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Hey Dave.. do you know what is the biggest scorpions? the Emperor Scorpion / Pandinus imperator?
 

skinheaddave

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Depends on how you look at it. Common knowledge (i.e. what I've just heard around) has it that the emp is the heaviest scorp and that either one of the Hadogenes (flat-rocks) or Heterometrus swammerdami have the longest record. I don't know what the actual scientific answer is going to be, though.

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