Emperor or red claw?

Tittysprink

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image.jpeg Was adding a hide to the deli cup i have him in, and with the hide he was able to climb out, I got him in my hand to put him back and was able to take this picture. My question is, are the pedipalps supposed to be that thin for a young emperor? Or did i stumble upon an asian red claw?
 

G. Carnell

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'red claw' = Pandinus cavimanus or P. viatoris which are also from Africa

Generally its hard to tell them apart from P.imperator until they moult a few times!
 

Tittysprink

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Thanks for giving the scientific names, didn't know they were so similar when they are younger.
 

Collin Clary

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Yeah, at that age it's impossible to even determine the genus. It'll become more clear what it is as it matures.

I should also add that the common name of "red claw" can apply to all three Pandinoides species.
 
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