And how did you see that? (that it is OBVIOUSLY a desert species)...Thats a pretty looking critter you got there. I hope you figure out what it is so you know how to take care of it. Wish I could help but Im only familiar with Tropical/forest scorpions. And thats obviously a desert species. Congratulations its a real beauty.
That thought/theory is not strange or wrong, it is true that there is a relation between the coloration of scorpions and the substrates they live on....In general scorpions that live in tropical forests have a dark coloration and that "desert" species are light colored. You only 'forgot' there are exceptions......Well I guess I was wrong. I just assumed it was a desert species cause of how it looks. I guess I need to do more homework, but I thought tropical/forest species were more so like emperors, and the asian forest scorpion. I kind of figured big dark blue, or black scorpions=tropical/forest and small tan/brown=desert. I stand corrected and I will not make such wide assumptions anymore. But now Im curious, was the identity of this species discovered?
Here are a few things to look for, how many points on the telson (eg babycurus have 2, a smaller point above the normal one), how wide the body is, color matching, leg color, shape of the tail segments, top eyes, granulation pattern, pedipalp shape, etc.Honestly, I dont know how anyone can tell the difference when it comes to the smaller scorpion species. The fat tails, and death stalkers defiantly look different, but almost everything else looks like an Arizona bark scorpion to me.
I'm almost positive they are Mesobuthus martensii. They were recently imported and have been sold in pretty large numbers lately in the states. I have a group of 5 at the moment. If you find one that has a small notch in the chela "claws", you have yourself a male. They are semi arid to arid species and are very tolerant of one another at adult stages.