Sexing a scorpion

Abhorsen

Arachnoknight
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How soon can you determine the gender of a scorpion? (desert/forest)

Can you accurately determine the gender of it by using the exuv of 2i/3i?

thanks!
 

Collin Clary

Arachnobaron
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Jul 3, 2011
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It depends on the species. Some can be determined at 2nd instar, and with others it isn't apparent until much later.
 

ZX14

Arachnopeon
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You need to count the teeth on each animals pectines to determine gender. I have luck getting pics of their underside and blowing it up on a computer to count the teeth. Each individual species has pectine counts for sex determination.
 
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