Scorpion ID

ines68

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Hi, can anyone tell me what tipe of scorpion is this? I found it in my sister house (Caracas, Venezuela)

Thanks



 
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chau0046

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Can you post it under another format?

I cant open it.

Mat
 

ines68

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Originally posted by chau0046
Can you post it under another format?

I cant open it.

Mat
Ready... I put it in other site. Thanks
 

chau0046

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Well i`m leaning towards a tityus sopp. but would definately need a pic from the side that could show the metasoma(tail) . A good pic of the "stinger" would be almost a key.

Mat
 
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ines68

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Thanks... I have wait get to mi home to take more pictures... but here is one more I have right now in mi camara. Does the tail have to be straight?

Thanks again

Ines

 

chau0046

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Almost there...

I`m looking for a subacular spine,(smaller stingere after the big stinger). Stll leaning towards Tityus spp.

Mat
 

ines68

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Here are the best pictures I could take :( , and yes I think the big one is a gravid female... have any idea were I can find information about scorpion breed?

Thanks

Ines




 

chau0046

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Tityus pachyurus or pugilator. These are my best guesses, but i`m not sure which comes from where. Very nice pic`s. Becareful, I`m pretty sure these guys can pack a punch.

Mat
 

ines68

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Originally posted by chau0046
Tityus pachyurus or pugilator. These are my best guesses, but i`m not sure which comes from where. Very nice pic`s. Becareful, I`m pretty sure these guys can pack a punch.

Mat
Thanks!!! Im sending them to the university scorpion experts so they can tell me what species they are. Thanks for the warning... Im sure too... The big one is always agresive.

IMPM
 

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It's not either of those two Tityus species. Neither are native to Venezuela. My search for Venezuelan scorpions shows 18 different genus, 125 species, and 38 of which are Tityus. Several of the genus listed, I am very unfamiliar with and do not know any of the identification keys of, therefore, I cannot confirm it being a Tityus scorpion, but chances are 38/125, so that's not too bad on the odds. Just keep your hands away from this scorp. Much of this genus has very little study completed and even less LD-50 testing done. Many of this genus are apparently quite potent, most notably, due to it's having been tested, T. serrulatus (obviously not the scorpion species you have but your's may be close to equal potency and quite possibly even more). It is more than likely, comparable to the higher toxicity in Centruroides scorpions, which are capeable of killing a person under certain circumstances.


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edw. :?
 

ines68

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Thanks XOskeletonRED... I send the scorpions to the university and they told me today that they are Tityus discrepans (very dangerous, very venomous). Is the species that produce more fatal scorpions accidents in my country (95%)

And yes chau, the big one is a gravid female :)

The only problem is that my sister always have in her house a lot of this creatures... Anybody knows how to get rid of it?
 

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Send them to me or I'll try to find a way to pay for my trip to come get them. :D I'll take care of the problem. Guaranteed! hehehe...

Headlines the next day read: "Scorpion population depletes overnight" and "Newly endangered species?"



adios,
edw. =D
 

ines68

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Originally posted by XOskeletonRED
Send them to me or I'll try to find a way to pay for my trip to come get them. :D I'll take care of the problem. Guaranteed! hehehe...

Headlines the next day read: "Scorpion population depletes overnight" and "Newly endangered species?"



adios,
edw. =D
You can come... Is not to expensive the trip and this is a very nice country for people that like bugs. I think we never get rid of scorpions... In the 50´the goverment fumigate all the urbans places with TNT and reduce the scorpion population... In the 60´ they came back :)
 

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Originally posted by ines68
... In the 50´the goverment fumigate all the urbans places with TNT and reduce the scorpion population... In the 60´ they came back :)
If they are dangerous, she likely would want her home fumgated, or sprayed very few years so they don't come back. I kinda hate seeing a nice looking creatures sprayed, but in this case I'd go with safety. I can imagine them roaming around at night and one being stepped on...
 

ines68

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Originally posted by Mendi
If they are dangerous, she likely would want her home fumgated, or sprayed very few years so they don't come back. I kinda hate seeing a nice looking creatures sprayed, but in this case I'd go with safety. I can imagine them roaming around at night and one being stepped on...
Thanks Mendi, she allready have her home fumigated by scorpions control specialist ... but they come back in about 3 days and more active... I think my sister and her family get surrender... they are taking all the precautions (checking everything, wallking always with shoes, teaching mi nephew how to behave etc).

I use to live near where my sister live right now a lot of years ago, and every few days found a scorpion in mi shoes or under my bed (we check in the house 14 diferent species).

By the way, is the nicest place to live in Caracas, great weather, beautifull houses and very calm, I think thats the reason because scorpions like a lot living there to.

Thanks again

Ines
 
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