Imperial scorpion?

Jaffster

Arachnoknight
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Went into the local pet store on Saturday to see what scorpions he had in.

He had an Asian black and an Imperial.

Now I thought imperial was another common name for an emperor. I've checked on the Invert care site but can't find info on the imperial. Am I right or does this guy telling me that they are two different things show he doesn't know much?

Sorry for the newbie question!
 

Jaffster

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That was also my opinion, but being a noob I thought I'd check before I go back next week and correct him :)

Infact, the asian black looks nothing like the pictures I've seen online, that's also probably a false ID given to him by his supplier. It's black, but bigger than the asian black and has quite bulky snippers.
 

Bayushi

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Keep in mind that just about any heterometrus species can be called an asian black. it might not be a H spinnifer, but that doesn't count out any of the other heterometrus spp
 

H. cyaneus

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Aye, the only large black scorpion I know of from Asia would have to be a Heterometrus sp. Buy one, I'd like to see how different it is from othere Heterometrus you have seen online.

Mike
 

funk

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Aye, the only large black scorpion I know of from Asia would have to be a Heterometrus sp. Buy one, I'd like to see how different it is from othere Heterometrus you have seen online.

Mike
Haha I like that.

"Buy one so I can see how different it is from other Heterometrus".


It doesn't matter if you want it or not, just buy it so I can see!!!! Capiche?
 

jamesc

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Well the good thing is that of all the different ones that were mentioned that it could be, their care is basically identical.
 
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