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Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by kingstubb, Aug 23, 2007.
the title says it all!!!!!:drool:
that would be Pandinus imperator or emperor.
all hail the king...or emp as it may be :worship:
what about the Heterometrus spinifer,Heterometrus longimanus,Nebo hierichonticus i cant find good care sheets to find their range in length
Heterometrus Swammerdami is also pretty big!
Size or weight?
A gravid Pandinus imperator can weigh up to 40g.
An adult Heterometrus swammerdammi is the longest, I don't know the length off the top of my head though.
Mother of god!
Is EVEYONE'S search button broken???
I tought H. trylogyte and H. paucidens could be the longest. And altough not much research has been done P.dictator is suppose to be pretty big.
Yeah, I've thought Heterometrus Swammerdami was the biggest aswell. Unfortunatly they're pretty hard to comeby here in the states. ~ Rex
I have also heard that Hadogenes spp were the longest, but you also need to clarify what you are looking for here, longest or biggest in general...
I remember reading the size difference between the largest found swammer and emp, and if I remember right, it was only around a centimeter diff. Male Hadogenes gets the longest because of that long tail, from what I've read.
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Pandinus spp. are usually the biggest weight wise, but I'd say Heterometrus swammerdami is the longest.
ooh! thats beautiful! Is he/she yours?
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.
It is quite majestic though.
That would be really cool to have a pair of those! Here's an unusually large male emp I came across in a pet store. I've posted pics of it before. I have two this size but they are both males . Hard to hold and take pics at the same time.
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.
Hehe, was just about to mention the picture of the savannah.. quite incredible.
As for H swammerdami, neither of mine are particularly big, great species though none the less
Here's some info on scorps:
Longest species: #1: Heterometrus swannerdami - up to 11.5 inches long
#2: Pandinus imperator - up to 9 inches
#3: Pandinus Dictator - 7.88"
Smallest species: Typhlocactus mitchelli 8.5 to 9.0 mm (less than 0.5 inches)
Heaviest species: Hadogenes troglodytes - up to 32 grams and 8.5 inches
Longest lived: Urodacus yashenkoi - up to 24 years
Worst reputation: Androctonus australis
Most dangerous poison: Leiurus quinquestriatus
Most dangerous place: Mexico, as many as 1000 people die from Scorpion sting every year.
They're not kidding about the people in Mexico dieing :8o