How do you sex them?

nemesis6sic6

Arachnoangel
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I don't realy know what my scorp is and i given him/her a name that might be incorrect. can any one give me a link or tell me how to sex them?
 

Wade

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By looking at the pectines (the comb-like structures on the bottom). Male scorps have longer pectine "teeth" than females. It's a little tricky if you don't have other scorps around to compare!

Wade
 

XOskeletonRED

Arachnodemon
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The easiest way is the "givens". Pedipalps being larger on females than the male of Opistophthalmus scorpions. Pedipalps being larger on male Parabuthus scorps. Caudal segments of the male Centruroides are longer than female's segments and so forth. But one must know the "givens" in order to correctly differentiate because each genus has it's own method.


adios,
edw.
 
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