Random pet sore run net me 2 Emperor Scorpions

ChrisNCT

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We were running around western Tennessee Petco's and PetSmart's looking for a Pied Ball Python amongst Arachnids. I ended up seeing a Emperor Scorpion for 79.00 "scratching head" WTH! 79.00? I passed.

As we went to some others I found an enclosure that had 1 Emperor Scorpion in the back for 19.99. I grabbed the person in the area to let them know get a box ready. They pulled out the enclosure and said that there should be 2 of them in here. I told them "I'll grab both and how others that they may have had". They only had 2 :( .

So I added 2 more to the collection. :smug:
 

ArachnoDrew

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Real Emp? Or Asian forest? I've seen real Emps upwards of $60.00 Asian forest is usually $15-$20 a lot of pet shops put them together in tanks
 

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I'm horrible with the scientific names but you catch my drift here lol
 

ChrisNCT

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This is 1 of the 2. Look at the color of the Vesicle. It is a yellow coloration and what I believe to be a Pandinus imperator "Emperor Scorpion".

On my 2 "Asian Forest Scorpions" that I bought from a different shop have black Vesicles.

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What I believe to be my Heterometrus species "Asian Forest Scorpion"

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Goodlukwitthat

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That's a pretty awesome find considering most pet stores carry "asian forests" and their "emperors" generally turn out to be Heterometrus sp.
 

ChrisNCT

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Looks like it's got some growing to do still too
Yep, both Pandinus imperator "Emperor Scorpion" are about the same size, got lots of growing to do. Very docile too! I haven't decided on whether to separate them yet or just leave them together like they were.

Unlike those 2 other Heterometrus species "Asian Forest Scorpion"... those are feisty like an OBT
 

Christianb96

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From what I heard there back in the pet trade so they might start popping up everywhere again
 

ArachnoDrew

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Dam lol collin is the only one I know on here who can give me a good feedback on these for sure . But seems mia. Haven't gotten any feedback from anyone else yet
 

soldierof4cheese

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I got a dislike and I am not sure why? that scorpion in his hand looks to me like an Emperor to me.
 

AP34

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It's definitely from the Pandinus genus. I'm not sure if it's P. imperator or dictator. It's kind of hard to tell when they're not fully grown. There have been a lot more dictator circulating around than imperator.
 

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Glad you saved them from PetCo and their ignorant uninformed poor housing poor ethics. They would've probably died in their store as PetCo sucks.
 
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