- Jul 31, 2006
the title says it all!!!!!:drool:
No, Sadly not, the photo was stolen from a post by Fusion, and is a prserved specimen, the chances of finding a real specimen are practicaly zero. This a protected genus, and lives in the Congo, thats war torn, kidnap hell, curupt, tribal, tropical Congo.ooh! thats beautiful! Is he/she yours?
Hehe, was just about to mention the picture of the savannah.. quite incredible.emperors hold the world record for the largest scorpions, P. dictator, despite all the hype it got recently, is NOT bigger, but in fact it is a slightly smaller pandinus spp. from a neighboring geographic region. The emperors found in the hobby are all relatively small for their species, as the only places they can currently be safely and legally exported from are the savannah regions of their range, in which they cannot attain as massive a size as they can in the rainforest. anyone willing to do a search over this much discussed topic will also find a pic i posted of a typical savannah emp(the locality found in the hobby) against a rainforest specimen, which is almost double the size of the savannah specimen. Despite its incredible size, i think that H. swammerdami has not officially overtaken P. imperator's record for the time being, however, i would say it is more than possible.