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Re: Scorpion Identification

I would say Uroplectes sp, most probably U.flavoviridis. L.burdoi is much more cryptically coloured than this specimen.
by shadowfoot
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Scorpion Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: scorpion identification

That is Pseudolychas ochraceus, harmless to humans, their venom will probably just give you a bit of an itch.
by shadowfoot
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Field observations and identification
Topic: scorpion identification
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: New proposed Tops list en regulations out for Comments

Why only Opistophthalmus species from the scorpion side? What about all the Hadogenes species that are being wiped out by mining operations?
by shadowfoot
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Herpetological Associations, Non Profit Clubs, Events & Legalities
Topic: New proposed Tops list en regulations out for Comments
Replies: 25
Views: 3299

Re: How to ID scorpions

The first one is definitely a Parabuthus species but I can't say which species from the photo. The second one looks like Uroplectes carinatus.
by shadowfoot
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:40 am
 
Forum: Field observations and identification
Topic: How to ID scorpions
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: How to ID scorpions

Yes, Jonathan Leeming's book is good for tne more frequently found scorpions. There are only a few genus of scorpions in SA so it's easy to identify the genus but the species is another ball game. First thing is to check the size of the pincers and tail, if it has small pincers and a fat tail then y...
by shadowfoot
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Field observations and identification
Topic: How to ID scorpions
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: Please help identify this scorpion

Opistophthalmus capensis. They can give a painful knock but nothing serious.
by shadowfoot
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Please help identify this scorpion
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Uroplectes triangulifer(bark scorpion) had Babies

They will climb onto the mother's back when she has finished giving birth, they will then molt to 2nd instar, this can take anything from a few days to two weeks. After another few days they will climb off and continue to harden they new exoskeleton. You can start feeding them a week after they have...
by shadowfoot
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Uroplectes triangulifer(bark scorpion) had Babies
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: ID please??

Lexer is correct. Definitely P.planicauda and very close to giving birth, embryos are clearly visible.
by shadowfoot
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Scorpion keeping
Topic: ID please??
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: common wilderness snakes

Most common dead on road snakes I find are Boomslang and Olive house snakes. They are abundant in the Wilderness area.
by shadowfoot
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Eastern Cape
Topic: common wilderness snakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Trip to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Awesome finds!
The first one is definitely P. granulatus, the second one I'm not so sure of but I would also say O.carinatus.
by shadowfoot
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Northern Cape
Topic: Trip to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Please ID :)

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.
by shadowfoot
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Scorpion keeping
Topic: Please ID :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Few pis of my Crotalus cerberus

Cerberus is the multi headed dog that guards the Underworld in Roman myth.
by shadowfoot
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Rattlesnakes (Crotalus sp.)
Topic: Few pis of my Crotalus cerberus
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: other introduction.

I can see that your spelling is just as bad as iluvsnakes'.
by shadowfoot
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: other introduction.
Replies: 26
Views: 3395

Re: Scorpion I.D

Definitely Opistacanthus capensis. They are like cockroaches down here in the Western Cape.
by shadowfoot
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Field observations and identification
Topic: Scorpion I.D
Replies: 2
Views: 938
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