Is M.martensii or...

Brandelmouche

Arachnoknight
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Hi all

I see this pict on other forum with the label Mesobuthus martensii.
In my opignon is a Hottentotta species. Do you wont take a look ?



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Koh_

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i'd say Hottentotta sp too.
i guess Hottentotta Hottentotta..
 

Michiel

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I second that, it looks exactly like my hottentotta hottentotta ;)
+1, obviously no M.martensii......It looks like H.hottentotta.

Y-man, H.hottentotta has a enormous area of distribution and coloration can vary a lot, so there are light and dark specimens, and everything in between...
 

Y-man

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+1, obviously no M.martensii......It looks like H.hottentotta.

Y-man, H.hottentotta has a enormous area of distribution and coloration can vary a lot, so there are light and dark specimens, and everything in between...
Thanks for the info. I can really only base it off of what I have. Now that I think about it, I have some 2i's and 4i's that are much darker than my adult. I didn't think before posting.:8o
 

Michiel

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Thanks for the info. I can really only base it off of what I have. Now that I think about it, I have some 2i's and 4i's that are much darker than my adult. I didn't think before posting.:8o

No problem, happens to me too:D
 

Nomadinexile

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Hottentotta hottentotta, Thanks all.;)
While I trust many Id's on here, I would be careful calling it a day. Without specific collection data, your best bet is looking carefully and matching specie description. Maybe I am being too careful, but I would think twice before "deciding" without closer inspection. A small acrylic box and macro lens will do wonders for this. :razz:
 
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