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Old 05-12-2009, 02:26 PM
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Default Desert hairy or Dune scorpion?

Hi guys,
when i got this i was told it was a Smeringurus mesaensis.

but it looks to me more like a Hadrurus arizonensis.

Is it just my inexperience or was it labelled incorrectly?





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Old 05-12-2009, 02:29 PM
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Defanatly Hadrurus Arizonensis (Desert Hairy)
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:15 PM
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thought as much. many thanks. suppose one upside is that she's apparently gravid
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Hi guys,
when i got this i was told it was a Smeringurus mesaensis.

but it looks to me more like a Hadrurus arizonensis.

Is it just my inexperience or was it labelled incorrectly?

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Hadrurus arizonensis, for sure.

Where did you buy this one, out of interest?
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Dont really wanna say as he's a well known supplier. guys on here mention his store quite regularly
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Dont really wanna say as he's a well known supplier. guys on here mention his store quite regularly
*Shrugs*

Okay.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:28 PM
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The Embryos should be visible ventrally, look for little white blobs between the Sternites this should clearly indicate weather the Scorpion is gravid
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no sign of embryo's and looking at the pectines, im pretty sure its a male. completely disappointed with being sold a male desert hairy(not that i dont like them) when it was supposed to be a gravid dune scorpion.
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no sign of embryo's and looking at the pectines, im pretty sure its a male. completely disappointed with being sold a male desert hairy(not that i dont like them) when it was supposed to be a gravid dune scorpion.
I assume you have contacted unnamed seller?
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yea, went back to him and informed him of the mis-ID.... he offered a refund but i turned it down as it was still a good price for a desert hairy lol
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