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Ryan C.

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Hey,

Looks like an Opistophthalmus sp. to me.


Cheers.
 

H. cyaneus

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I agre with Ryan. You probably won't get past IDing without sending very detailed pictures or a molt to someone who knows the genus. I just sent off a package to Lorenzo which will tell me what species I got. It looks a lot likes yours, so maybe it is the same species but you never know.

Mike
 

Bayushi

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I know the pics aren't the worlds greatest...

thanks for the input guys
 

Michiel

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Well,

one can never be 100% sure with Id'ing from pictures, but it looks like Opistopthalmus adustus. this species is similar in overall coloration and the last caudal segment is also darkened.
 

Bayushi

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Again... thanks for the input. i knwo it's a pain to ID from just pics (especially bad ones)., but atleast now i have more of an idea to what species it is than i did when i ordered it.
 

skinheaddave

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it looks like Opistopthalmus adustus.
If this is the case (and I'm quite sure it is not, given the relative bulk of the metasoma), then there has been a bit of a geographical error, as this species comes from Namibia.

Cheers,
Dave
 

Bayushi

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assuming that it's point of origin was actually Tanzania (which i can't confirm) it would be either Opistophthalmus boehmi or Opistophthalmus glabrifrons and from the pictures i have seen of both species if i were to make a guess I'd go with Opistophthalmus boehmi, but i'll refrain from saying that that's definitely correct.
 

EAD063

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Hey Bayushi, I wanted to say Opistophthalmus boehmi also but I am not all too familiar with those types and didn't want to give poor advice.
 

Bayushi

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Well did a bit more research on the bugger. Seems O. boehmi only get around 5 centimeters (1.97 inches) and if it is indeed what i have, then it's an adult. (again that's assuming the info i found is correct).

I'll try to get better pictures soon. Also does anyone have a pectine count for male/female or know if there is a different way to sex them?
 
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