Pretty much yeah, the Maurus just looks like a small emperor but coloured like a desert hairy :lol2: Lovely species though.I think its generally considered an Emporer to be the most suitable scorp for a beginner...although my misses WILL NOT let me have a black one :lol2:
Bearing this in mind im going to get a desery species, more than likely a Deserty Hairy but possibly an S. Maurus. Not sure of the S.Maurus common name mind, maybe Israeli Gold or something?
Emps are very impressive to look at but they have an annoying tendency to bury themselves away so you may not see them for days/weeks on end. Of course the set up of their tank will determine to some extent how much you do see of them. I've got 5, 2 adults and 3 juveniles. 2 of the juveniles made an appearance the other night after a month of being hidden!
I doubt very much you can. There is probably some flash, expensive way to find out but not really a realistic option.And also, how do you find out if youre allergic before it bites you=] ?
Suppose its personal preference, if you like all scorps then id go for the emps...plus these can be kept communally if you fancied getting more down the line. Not sure if there are any problems associated with this mind, maybe others can advise?
I have the problem with the misses hating the 'black colour' ones, so its a desert for me :2thumb: