what is this on my scorpion's telson?

neveragain

Arachnobaron
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please help. is my scorp ok?

sorry about the pic, my camera isnt that good. it looks like there is a lot more of whatever it is on in person.
 

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Kaissos5

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the scientific name for this phenominom is hard to spell, so i'll tell you the lamane term, "poop" :}

I freaked out as well when i first noticed the same thing on my scorp, their anus is just underneath the venom gland, and the feces is white

Hope this helps

David
 

neveragain

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ok, thank you :)

should i just leave it there? or should i try to take it off with a pencil or something?
 

Scorpion Lover

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Yikes

My P.imperator is black but the telson is yellow! you are not alone:}
why does it have a yellow telson??:?

Thanks,

David
 

Kugellager

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The color of the telson in emperor scorpions varies widely as it does in many other species. I'm not sure why...possibly a regional color variation...

John
];')
 

skinheaddave

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The catch is that if it is black it is probably a Heterometrus sp. instead. They are often mistakenly (or intentionaly) mislabeled.

Cheers,
Dave
 
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