A friend of mine who once kept a variety of exotic pets has sold off most of his stock to support a "blossoming" heroin habit. He couldn't find a buyer for his scorpion, and has been neglecting it since he is basically too busy shooting up or trying to find money to take care of the poor thing. As a result, it has gotten quite thin - there is absolutely no "fleshy grayness" (forgive my lack of proper anatomy terminology) visible on its sides, and it is dorso-ventrally much more flattened than it ought to be. So, when I went to check on him last night, I asked for the scorp, and he was luckily coherent enough to hand it over. I'm having a little trouble, however, figuring out if it is an imperator or cavimanus. I have both species, and my imperator is very clearly black with that slight blue-green hue they get in the right lighting. The cavimanus has very blatantly reddish-brown claws, and an overall slightly brown hue to its body. However, this guy has me stumped; his body is mostly black with slight iridescence, however, his claws and the first joints on his legs have a dull brownish hue. Here is the only pic I have, which shows the claws nicely. What do you think?