what heterometrus species are available to the hobby trade?

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Arachnoknight
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I just finished browsing the Euscorpius paper on Heterometrus species and was curious what species are readily available to the hobby besides h. spinifer or h. longimanus? are there other rarer species still in the hobby floating about and turning up for sale every now and then? of all these species there are so many I haven't even heard of.
 

tabor

Arachnoprince
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i have seen all of the following mentioned in the hobby at some pont: cyaneus, fulvipes, laoticus, longimanus, petersii, spinifer, swammerdami, and xanthopus.
 

C_Strike

Arachnobaron
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i have fulvipes, swammerdami, indus, cyaneus.
indus is the most uncommon from what i have.
Swammies are my favourite.
Their is a fair number of different available here in uk, but none are in big supply..
My F and M H swammerdami took ages to track down.
Got there in the end though

Cheers
C Strike
 

Brian S

ArachnoGod
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I keep laoticus, fulvipes, longimanus and swammerdami. I've seen some other spp available. One has to be careful when buying these. Its safe to say that Heterometrus is one of the most misidentified genera available. For instance, I bought my H laoticus as "H spinifer". So be sure you buy from someone that knows their stuff
 
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