A few things to keep in mind, since these are WC:Dang! How do you sex this species? I've got 9 adults and one baby. I'm getting a pectin count of 18 to 20. I've put each together but I'm not seeing any diff in behavior that might help me sex them. I'm starting to feel like I have a bunch of males but, ....what are the odds? Anybody have info on sexing these? Froggman, ..from far w tx along the Rio G.
Todd, if you need further info I'll check into the following articles on file.B. Characters reflecting sexual dimorphism.
The pectinal tooth count provides a significant diagnostic character for scorpions in general. Diplocentrus spp. males tend to have higher counts than
females, even though the ranges of these parameters overlap in most species.
C. Characters reflecting sexual dimorphism and allometricity.
The morphology of the pedipalp chela is a character particularly valuable
among adult males, where a marked degree of evolutionary divergence has
taken place. In spite of the fact that the morphology of the chela can vary
considerably between adults and immatures, as well as between adult males
and adult females, the pattern assumed by the trichobothria on the chela
remains fairly constant. Throughout the text I have adopted Vachon's terminology(1974) to designate the relative positions of these mechanoreceptor organs.