I.D Needed

Re: I.D Needed

Postby lexer » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:32 am

sorry, i mean carpax an metasoma is more colored...not the telson.
also is U.planimanus bigger than U.carinatus.
U.planimanus is about 60-70mm long, and U.carinatus is about 30-35mm long.

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i search for Uroplectes spec. from south afrika.
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby Doug Anderson » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:37 am

I am sure I answered this question on the tarantulas.co.za forum?

Anway, the burrowing scorpion is O. glabrifrons

the small scorpion is Uroplectes species and i think the species is planimanus.
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby mailjvdb » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:36 pm

Thank you Alex, they do bear a striking resemblance! I'm also waiting for a reply from Jonathan Leeming. This scorpion only 30-35mm long, so that might be it then.

@Doug Anderson - Are you Scorpion from tarantulas.co.za? If it is U.planimanus, wouldn't they be from Namibia then? After your answer on the other forum I did some research, and the internet states that U.planimanus is from Northern Namibia. Also the pics on the web, the U.planimanus looks much more yellow than the one I have, but this might obviously be due to the range it came from.

As I say, my knowledge is limited when it comes to Scorpions and their species. I'm as confused as can be by now. lol!
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby mailjvdb » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:41 pm

I'm sorry for this, and it might sound silly to some, but I really want to identify the correct species :D
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby Hustler » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:54 am

My first thoughts were Uroplectes triangulifer? The only thing is those look much lighter than the U. triangulifer that I've seen.
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby mailjvdb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:46 am

After doing intensive research and questioning many people, I also believe it to be Uroplectes planimanus. Atleast after the whole episode I gained much knowledge :D
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Re: I.D Needed

Postby Buggs » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:41 pm

Hey guys

I know I'm like 2 years late, but I'm new on the forum, so forgive me :P

It looks like Uroplectes triangulifer. Very common species and legal to keep as it is of the Buthidae family.

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