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How do you age an Emperor Scorpion?

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Anonymity82, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    How can you tell the age of a Black Emperor? I also have a question about his telson; why would it be almost white? Any of the pics or vids I have seen the scorpions had a darker brown telson. Thanks for any help!
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  2. Hendersoniana

    Hendersoniana Arachnoangel

    If im not wrong, White telson means its not fully adult and reddish brown telson means its a fully grown adult. Other than this i dun think u can get the exact age of an emp scorp just by looking at it, think u gotta keep track on ofs its molt since birth. Maybe u can est its instar by its size?
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  3. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    This is my scorpion. I just realized he is dangerously close to the sink edge but fear not for he was there only shortly. I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough estimate of his age. The guy at the pet store was like "uhh... maybe two.." so I am not satisfied with his guess. Thanks!
  4. Hendersoniana

    Hendersoniana Arachnoangel

    Hmm this i can not help. If i were u ill just compare the size with other keepers and maybe, just maybe u can est the instar and the age with theirs.
  5. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    Ok thanks anyway. I still think he must be on the younger side due to his whitish telson and his smaller size. I know how to check for sex but I'm still not sure about that. I think he's a mail but he doesn't allow me too much time to look at his under belly.
  6. Michiel

    Michiel Arachnoking Old Timer

    instar 5 or 6, unless you have gigantic or dwarf hands :)
  7. llamastick

    llamastick Arachnoknight

    Looks like it has 2 molts to go.
  8. signinsimple

    signinsimple Arachnobaron

    Hendersoniana and the others got it. The white stinger means it's not an adult yet. So you have some growth to look forward to in your scorp.
  9. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    5 or 6 really? I would of thought much younger. I have seen many pics and they seem much larger not to mention the telson is so white. My hands are on the smaller side but not that small.
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