Emp question

flotation

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Ive recently acquired an Emp sling which is believed to be in 3i-4i.
But my friend told me that it was H.Longimanus so im really confused.
How can you tell that difference between the two when theyre still scorplings?
 

Michiel

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Ask your friend! He could :D:D I am very curious how he can be so sure and what characters he used ;)
 

Michiel

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What I am trying to say is that if your friend can determine a instar 3-4 on species level, he has supernatural powers or something, cause this can't be done. Maybe experts could determine on genuslevel, but specieslevel, impossible because juveniles of many species, do not share the same taxonomical characters as adults ;)
 

Galapoheros

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If you were told it's an emp by the seller, I think it probably is, they are more common that Heterometrus in the hobby. It would be odd that somebody had a scorpion that had babies for all that time that made it and didn't know the difference between and P. imperator and a Heterometrus, but you never know lol.
 

snappleWhiteTea

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What I am trying to say is that if your friend can determine a instar 3-4 on species level, he has supernatural powers or something, cause this can't be done. Maybe experts could determine on genuslevel, but specieslevel, impossible because juveniles of many species, do not share the same taxonomical characters as adults ;)
his friend probably had an h.longimanus, there for he thinks this scorpion is one. my guess it emp though, its just the odds.
 

Michiel

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"Guessing" and "odds" are two words that do not combine well with identifying scorpions, LOL :D
 

flotation

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well yeah my friend has a h.longi and their scorplings really look the same.:)

well i might as well wait for it to grow...:)

how long would a 3i emp take to molt?

its really fat now and the spaces between the lines on its body are quite thick.

as of yesterday night, it still ate the lat nymph i gave it.

i gave it another one but its been 24hours and its not touching it...:(

btw i give it food when i see that it has already eaten the previous one :?
 

SandKing

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Ive recently acquired an Emp sling which is believed to be in 3i-4i.
But my friend told me that it was H.Longimanus so im really confused.
How can you tell that difference between the two when theyre still scorplings?

can you post the pic of the slings?sling emps have bulkier claws than longimanus...coz i have both of them..lol
 

flotation

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pics

here are some pics of that scorp...:)
i do believe in the seller but i was just confused by my friend.

Heres the sling pic:


And while you're at it can you possibly determine the gender of my H.longimanus?


sorry if its blurry ill try to post other pics when i get my webcam
 

SandKing

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i think its an emp coz H.longimanus 3i are smaller than an emps 3i in my exp
 
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