Please ID :)

Please ID :)

Postby Icidis » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:22 pm

Good Evening,

I've been looking around and searching on the internet to try and identify what type of scorpion this is as I've found about 3 so far roaming around my passage late at night. I need to know if this is a dangerous scorpion as my 2 year old is running around the house and I'm a bit worried if he decides to try pick it up.

If you need more photos please let me know. I live in Gauteng - Roodepoort area.

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Thanks a lot.

Ryan
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby Herald_23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:29 pm

Looks like Parabuthus sp.
Quite dangerous.
DO NOT KILL IT
Release them/it in a nearby field or rocky area
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby Icidis » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:02 am

Herald_23 wrote:Looks like Parabuthus sp.
Quite dangerous.
DO NOT KILL IT
Release them/it in a nearby field or rocky area


We don't kill them we release them in the nearby field. Is there anything I can look out for (Symptoms) if one of us gets stung by one of these.

Thank you again!
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby Bushviper » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:40 am

Icidis you will notice it straight away. The child will scream uncontrollably and also have stomach cramping at random intervals.

DO NOT let them use any opiates for pain relief as this will enhance the pain.

Local anesthetic at the site of the bite also calms the children down rather quickly.

I would make sure your doors seal at the bottom to stop more of them entering the house.
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby shadowfoot » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:26 pm

Not Parabuthus. It is probably Pseudolychas pegleri. They are known to enter homes in the Gauteng region.
They are not medically important but I would still be cautious with a 2 year old.
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby Scorpion » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:00 am

Shadowfoot is spot on with the identification.

It is NOT a Parabuthus species.

The sting will hurt as much as a bee sting...nothing major.

In my experience this is one species that doesn't do well in captivity for some reason so best relocate to a nearby veld. They are often found in houses for some reason...
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Re: Please ID :)

Postby lexer » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:02 pm

hy.

it is no Parabuthus spec.
also like the other say´s, it will be a Pseudolychas cf. pegleri :)

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