hey thats not an emperor... is it? help!

orkimedies

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so i have 9 emps all living together, some of them are very unique and i can easily distinguish them from the rest.

one such scorp i just got, his body is smaller then the other emperors but he has the largest claws by far and on the side of each claw is an indent that none of my others have, in addition to this the skin on his sides and between his armor on the top is brown, all my other emperors have grey skin.

and his whole tail stinger included is black, my other emperors have different colored stingers then the rest of thier body.

i think i was sold some type of forest scorpion, it is much faster then the rest and much more aggresive.

could these be genetic variations or is this another species? i do see him cluster up with the other scorpions from time to time but he spends most the time alone and the others all climb into a huge ball.
 

orkimedies

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so now i am in a predicament,

i have a 10 gallon tank with 2 flat rock scorps

and a 50 gallon tank with 8 emps and a forest scorpion, i am worried if i keep the forest scorp in the same tank as the emps there will be trouble, more importantly i am worried he will kill my favorite scorpion Rj.

does anyone have success in keeping emperors and forest scorpions together in peace?
 

Thaedion

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so now i am in a predicament,....does anyone have success in keeping emperors and forest scorpions together in peace?
orkimedies, that is a fair assessment I would of suggested a Heterometrus spp. too. As far as keeping them together there is always a possibility that even same spp will cannibalize each other. To solve your predicament I'll give you my address... LOL. No seriously though they might never have a problem together but one day someone is gone. There is a thread about cohabiting P imps and H. spp I'll try to find it.
 

orkimedies

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i got him from a breeder and he was some how snuck into a group of emperors, i am wondering if i should go through the effort of having him exchanged for an emperor but i do not want to put him through the ordeal of going all the way back to texas from cali so i guess for his own saftey i will keep him.

he seems to be getting along fine with the others, all my scorpions cluster into a huge ball and he joins them from time to time, i guess he just made me nervous because of how fast he is capable of moving and how aggro he is.

i know canabalism is always a posibility and so i am not concerned about it happening other then i have one scorp who i exalt above all others, he is the most passive scorp i have and all my friends have held him extensively and i hold him usually every day and he is completely relaxed and will accept food that you hand feed him and is so chill about it that he takes it slowly and carefully and will not strike you in the process, and it is this scorpion that i dont want to be eaten. i call him Rick James(RJ)

if i caught another scorp eating Rj i will take the offending scorp and forever banish him to the cricket cage!
 

P.jasonius

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note: only the male P. cavimanus have 'dents'.
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I haven several Heterometrus spp., 3 unknown and one H. petersii. I have a 40gal with emps and cavimanus, and haven't had any problems. I haven't tried cohabitating between the genus Heterometrus and Pandinus yet, so no knowledge there. I have read that Heterometrus genus can be finicky even among their separate species within communal setups, killing those who are not the same species.
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if you could post a pic of the actual specimen it would help.
 
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orkimedies

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all specimens have been identified and seperated accordingly, for my troubles i have recieved 5 FREE emperors in addition to the forest scorpions.
 
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