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cacoseraph

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looks about right

never saw a tiger with orange legs before. score :)


have a care, a blackhead tanzanian tiger morsitans lit me up. top three bad bites, for sure :)
 

zonbonzovi

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Yah, it's a purty if hidey one...I have no intention of confirming your bite report;)

Gavin, would you remind me of the diagnostic for determining sex in S. morsitans? I know it has something to do with the part of the final legs closest to the anus, but beyond that:?
 

Draiman

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Gavin, would you remind me of the diagnostic for determining sex in S. morsitans? I know it has something to do with the part of the final legs closest to the anus, but beyond that:?
According to Turgut Kocer, females only have faint ridges on the terminals which never reach the tibia whereas males have well-developed ridges on prefemur and femur which are usually also visible on tibia.

Male: http://www.scolopendra.info/anatomy/fig_14_terminal_legs.jpg
 

zonbonzovi

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Ah yes, thank you! I had trouble accessing the site for awhile, but no problems this time around.
 
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