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what is the largest scorp speices????

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by kingstubb, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. kingstubb

    kingstubb Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    the title says it all!!!!!:drool:
     
  2. asher8282

    asher8282 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    that would be Pandinus imperator or emperor. :D
     
  3. MissConnie

    MissConnie Arachnoknight

    all hail the king...or emp as it may be :worship:
     
  4. kingstubb

    kingstubb Arachnosquire Old Timer

    what about the Heterometrus spinifer,Heterometrus longimanus,Nebo hierichonticus i cant find good care sheets to find their range in length
     
  5. BadBikaDamo

    BadBikaDamo Arachnoknight

    Pandinus Dictator!

    Heterometrus Swammerdami is also pretty big!

    Damo
     
  6. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    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.

    MIke
     
  7. darkeye

    darkeye Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Mother of god!

    Is EVEYONE'S search button broken???

    :wall:
     
  8. ~Abyss~

    ~Abyss~ Arachnoking Old Timer

    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.
     
  9. ZooRex

    ZooRex Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Yeah, I've thought Heterometrus Swammerdami was the biggest aswell. Unfortunatly they're pretty hard to comeby here in the states. ~ Rex
     
  10. brandontmyers

    brandontmyers Arachnoangel Old Timer

    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...
     
  11. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    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.
     
  12. BadBikaDamo

    BadBikaDamo Arachnoknight

  13. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Pandinus spp. are usually the biggest weight wise, but I'd say Heterometrus swammerdami is the longest.
     
  14. MissConnie

    MissConnie Arachnoknight

    ooh! thats beautiful! Is he/she yours?
     
  15. BadBikaDamo

    BadBikaDamo Arachnoknight

    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.

    Damo
     
  16. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    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:mad: . Hard to hold and take pics at the same time.
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  17. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    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.


    John
     
  18. C_Strike

    C_Strike Arachnobaron Old Timer

    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
     
  19. i_like_scorps

    i_like_scorps Arachnosquire

    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.
     
  20. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince

    They're not kidding about the people in Mexico dieing :8o :(
     
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