What kind of scorpion is this?

Mikeymike

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I work in a fruit distribution factory and found this, alive, with some mangos that came from Mexico.

Everyone wanted to kill it but I spared the little bugger, can anyone tell me what it is?








Thanks!
 

H. cyaneus

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You caught that in Ontario? The species and the locale doesn't add up.

Mike
 

H. cyaneus

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Oh didn't see that part. Mexico opens it all other sorts of Centruroides then...

Mike
 

Nazgul

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Hi,

it´s definitely a male Centruroides but that´s all one could say by those pics. Could be C. vittatus, C. noxious but as well any other Centruroides sp from Mexico.
 

Mikeymike

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Are any Centruroides dangerous to humans?

I have no idea what to do with this thing. I don't want to kill it but at the same time I can't keep it around, if anyone in the area wants it let me know.
 

redknee_freak

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definately looks like a vittatus to me
looks very close to a C. hentzi, but not native in that area

great find
you gotten a scorpion from two countries over without even placing a order , awesome
 

Ryan C.

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Hi,

I don't think this is a C. vittatus, the carapace patterning is very busy and it lacks the definitive triangle shape C. vittatus possess. I would be inclined to say C. noxious or C. limpidus.


Cheers,
Ryan
 

Drachenjager

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Are any Centruroides dangerous to humans?

I have no idea what to do with this thing. I don't want to kill it but at the same time I can't keep it around, if anyone in the area wants it let me know.
they can sure hurt ya. C. vitattus hurts most people pretty good but i dont know of anyone that had any medically significant reactions. I dont knwo about other species of centruroides tho
 

redknee_freak

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Hi,

I don't think this is a C. vittatus, the carapace patterning is very busy and it lacks the definitive triangle shape C. vittatus possess. I would be inclined to say C. noxious or C. limpidus.


Cheers,
Ryan
after you had pointed that out i taken another look and have to say you are right, there isn't any triangle shape and the striping on the carapace is too thick

thanks for pointing that out
 

Crono

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Are any Centruroides dangerous to humans?

I have no idea what to do with this thing. I don't want to kill it but at the same time I can't keep it around, if anyone in the area wants it let me know.
It would not be a good idea to get stung by a Centruroides, especially an unidentified one from Mexico or Central America. I believe most fatalities are in young children and the elderly in remote villages, but I would avoid it anyway.

If you want to unload it, just post a thread in the Canadian forum, I can think of at least one person in the area that might want it.
 

LeilaNami

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Yeah no C. vittatus there but I definately second the Centruroides sp. but I'm not sure which one.
 

Marshal

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Are any Centruroides dangerous to humans?

I have no idea what to do with this thing. I don't want to kill it but at the same time I can't keep it around, if anyone in the area wants it let me know.
PM me, if you can ship it to me I will take it! Pleeeaaase!
 
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