ID This Calif Scorp?

DavidRS

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This was caught somewhere on the California/Nevada border. Anyone care to guess? It looks gravid and seems small for a Desert Hairy.
 

P.jasonius

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Due to the slender tail, I would say not Hardrurus spp. Paruroctonus, maybe. Probably Smeringus mesaensis. I'll agree that it's possibly gravid.
 

JungleGuts

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it also has the correct coloring that a California S. mesa would have
 

DavidRS

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It does look like the Smeringus mesaensis from Arizona I had at one time. Maybe a bit darker. Thanks everyone.
 

JungleGuts

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It does look like the Smeringus mesaensis from Arizona I had at one time. Maybe a bit darker. Thanks everyone.

yea generally the ones from Az are lighter in color and the ones from Cali are more tanish
 

JungleGuts

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i've had good luck with prekilled for my little vaejovidae babies.
pinhead crickets and fruitflys will work well, if the scorp runs from the live prey give it freshly killed(smash the head or something). Some will take live fine, some wont so easily
 

pwilfort

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I'm not sure on the kind but it sure looks gravid! Congrats!
Penney
 
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