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Ryan C.

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Got some new scorps in today. I recieved the following:

0.0.2 Hottentotta judaicus
0.1.0 Hottentotta polystictus
0.0.1 Hottentotta sp. "Tanzania"

Hottentotta judaicus




Hottentotta polystictus


Hottentotta sp. "Tanzania" I've narrowed it down to trilineatus or minax. Anyone know any differences between the two?





Cheers.
 

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wow.. thos eare some awesome little scorps you got there man! I like the second one.
 

Ryan C.

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Thanks man! Hottentotta's are becoming by far my favorite genus. The judaicus would be my favorite though. :)
 

Alakdan

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The last one looks very much like my trilineatus. My conclusion is just based on the markings.
 

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yeah I meant the second pic of judaicus :D sorry I just like how you can see the red palps in the second one. I hope to get some judaicus this year :DH.polysticus photos on the scorpion files gallery would work as well.
 

Ryan C.

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Hopefully you can aquire some, they are fun scorps. :)

Good news! I found a ID key for minax and trilineatus. Later on today Ill get the scorp out and determine what sp. it is. Ill make sure to post the results. :)
 

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apparently there is no difference between "H.polystictus, H.trilinatus, H.eminii or H.minax" in what concerns the pet trade, unless you get it IDed, you cant tell, and an ID would require a dead specimen

last time i asked, Eric labeled his "minax" simply because thats the name they were sold to him under, this complex of Hottentotta species is a nightmare!
 

Ryan C.

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Using the ID key the Tanzanian specimen matches trilineatus. :)
 

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cool stuff ryan. i've never seen a dark backed polystictus like that before.
 

Ryan C.

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Hey John,

Thats because I think we usually see trilineatus labeled as polystictus in the pet trade a lot.


Cheers.

Forgot about the bad news. :( Last night the smaller judaicus passed. 2 days ago he seemed like a normal scorp, Yesterday he could barely twitch his legs. :(

Bit of back story. When he arrived(2 days ago) he was motionless and unresponsive, after he got warmed up he seemed fine.
 
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Michiel

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I was in doubt at first, but this seems to be a H.trilineatus, I base this on the looks of the carapace and tergites.
Ochlospecies :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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Hi,

as far as I remember H. minax has a well developed subaculear tubercle which trilineatus/eminii/polystictus hasn´t. However, I´ve never been able to distinguish species of the trilineatus complex 100%, even by using the Vachon & Stockmann key.

I´d be very interested where you found the minax, trilineatus key (although I´m having my doubts it´s really working).
 

Michiel

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Hi Alex,


I think (if I remember correctly) you can also find a key to H.trilineatus in Kovariks'"Scorpions from Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti"...........
 
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