pandinus imperator or heterometrus spp.?

dazbuzz

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i have had my 2 scorpions for almost 2 weeks now and i need to know how to tell the difference between these to kinds of scorpions.

i have noticed that big or all emperors have their pincers close to them and the pincers themselves are more "bumpy" than the smooth pincers of the forest scorpion which i think have their pincers held outwards. correct me if i'm wrong please.:wall:
 

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Its mainly the granulation (bumpyness) not the position, as you said, emps are more granulated.
But this is only true for adults as young pandinus have smooth chela
 

dazbuzz

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ahh good i'm abit more at ease now coz mine have smooth pincers. still could go either way.
 

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if the claws look like this they are Emperors.



I would say if the claws are smooth and dont have that shield like appearence they are not Pandinus imperator.
 

dazbuzz

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mine are alot smaller than those and the pincers are fairly chunky but all smooth.
 

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Yes its a Pandinus (I'm pretty damn sure atleast)
 

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ahh its this one again :) well again.. without a clearer pic it is hard to say.. it could very well be a young Pandinus.
 

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Where did you get it, and what did they tell you they were?
 

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The telson on a 3I heterometrus usually is already dark while the Pandinus imperator is much lighter. The claws are fairly simular until they hit somewhere between 5I and 6I.
 

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Well they look like juveniles.... they're chela are suppose to be smaller.... No worries.

BTW The website says "sub-adult", so without a doubt they're "babies". I Belive someone in the old thread said they were juvenile also.
 
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