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Sexing Different Species of Scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Eurypterid, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. jamesc

    jamesc Arachnoknight

    Well here is a pectine shot to go with my picture {D

    Any guesses?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2007
  2. Those pectines look pretty girly to me . . . and those tail segments are short, as well. My guess is female.
  3. ScorpDude

    ScorpDude Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Does the sexing technique for Lychas mucronatus apply to all Lychas sp.?
  4. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    I don't believe so, ScorpDude. L. sculitus(spelling?) has elongated mestoma segments.

  5. Jaffster

    Jaffster Arachnoknight

    I'm giving this a bump because it's extremely usefull.

    Could anybody host pictures of heterometrus spinifer sexing?

  6. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Its the exact same as P imperator
  7. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron


    Also, in Heterometrus species the genital operclum of males will be "pointed" towards the carapace of the scorpion.

  8. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Babycurus jacksoni and Babycurus gigas can be sexed by the chela when adults.

    Males have a bulbous chela (claw)

    Females have a thinner chela like this female B gigas
  9. G. Carnell

    G. Carnell Arachnoemperor Old Timer

  10. Hadogenes paucidens (Pocock, 1896)

    Here is a pic of Hadogenes paucidens (Pocock, 1896)
    male and female.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2007
  11. About time for a nice comparison shot! :clap: I think that settles it, both Abyss and I have females.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2007
  12. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer

    How can you tell between B jacksoni and B gigas????

  13. Ryan C.

    Ryan C. Arachnoprince

    Hey all,

    How to sex some Hottentotta sp..(Such as - trilineatus and hottentotta.


    Males also have more bulbous chela - seen in this picture

  14. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    Sorry wrong again. I'll take a more recent photo. Very long tail. With very long segments. The other picture he was younger one molt youger actually and some of the tail wasn't in the shot. Or you can ask any of the SCABIES members that saw it Nbond and Cacoseraph saw it.
  15. sykokid

    sykokid Arachnopeon

    firstly let me apologise for asking a question on my first post, i know
    it seems very noobish :rolleyes:

    is that the only difference between lq males and females, the pectines?
    u said the female was more robust looking, could u clarify?
  16. Cyris69

    Cyris69 Arachnoprince

    Now this is a male Hadogenes paucidens tail :)
  17. sykokid

    sykokid Arachnopeon

    thats a beautiful tail :)
  18. kean

    kean Arachnoknight Old Timer

    male or female?

    dunno if this one's male or female.. but posted this for reference.. i'm sure someone here knows.. :D

    Opistophthalmus Wahlbergii
  19. Tityus trinitatis
    left: female
    right: male

    Lychas scutilus

    Tityus zulianus

    Tityus paraensis
    top: female
    bottom: male

    Tityus bahiensis
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