Hoffmannius spinigerus

shining

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I am 99.99% sure this is an H. spinigerus scorpling. Just thought I'd throw it out there since there are people on here with "better eyes". Found in a bathtub near Rio Verde, Az.

What say you?

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gromgrom

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If it is, it's not terribly far along. Might be a subadult, as the mature specimen tend to have a much thicker metasoma. Do you see white embryos pressing against the plural membrane?
 

shining

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If it is, it's not terribly far along. Might be a subadult, as the mature specimen tend to have a much thicker metasoma. Do you see white embryos pressing against the plural membrane?
It looks to me i3 or i4 (I've had two broods of H. spinis in the past). It's tiny, that's a water bottle lid in that 16oz deli cup. No embryos, I've just been letting engorge itself on pin heads and tiny dubias.

To me, it looks just like the mini spinis I bred but slightly different, much paler, possibly a wild caught thing?

I can get some more pictures with different lighting of it's metasoma.
 
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