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flat rock scorpion

Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by lee, Aug 27, 2006.

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  1. lee

    lee Elite Member

  2. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    She's a beauty :D A female for sure. There are several species of flatrock scorpions though. Yours is Hadogenes paucidens, the olive-keeled flatrock scorpion. They get the obvious name from the olive-yellow keels on their back. How long have you had her?
  3. lee

    lee Elite Member

    few weeks..i got about 5 of varying sizes...she is the biggest though
  4. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Cool :) Yeah, these are one of the largest scorpion species in the world. Male flatrocks are actually the longest (though emperors have more bulk). I'm not sure how knowledgable you are with this species, but in case you didn't know, male flatrocks have a much longer metasoma (tail) than the females. Helpful information when sexing them anyhow, in case the others were still undetermined.
  5. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Wow, what a fatty...but cute, in her own creepy crawly way!
  6. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    How venomous are those?
  7. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Shes a beauty!!
  8. venus

    venus Founding Member

    I like the gold on its back,,He looks cool .
  9. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Not very. A 1 out of 5 on the venom scale. They rely on their shear size and powerful chelae to overpower prey and dissuade predators, rather than venom.
  10. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    That is a really cool specimen, very bulky looking.
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