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Tanzania Pandinus by hellfire321 Tanzania Pandinus by hellfire321
Me and my girlfriend bought a scorpion this weekend,
to add to our growing list of animals.
This would be the said scorpion, Tanzania Pandinus,
which has been named Sparky.

An update, it was originally believed this scorpion was an Emperor Scorpion, Pandinus Imperator,
however after some investigation i am confident i can reclassify it as a wrongly labeled Tanzania Pandinus, or Red Clawed scorpion. They are very similar to the Emperor however they are more aggressive and have a slightly more potent sting.
They also have a slight red hue to the armour, i will try and photograph that.
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hellfire321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
For those of you that are intrested i just sexed the scorpion and it appears to be male.
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selfhuggingjack Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
rather you than me, could make some cool photos out of it though
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hellfire321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
yeah, ive been finding it hard to photograph, the shiny armor makes it hard for my camera to focus and i find it hard to do it manually lol
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selfhuggingjack Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
I can well imagine. Can you handle him?
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hellfire321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
No, hes incredibly aggressive at the moment.
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selfhuggingjack Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
:sprint: Hope he gets more used to you in time. And looks like I guessed right that hes a him :D
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Misaki-chi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Never knew scorpians can be pets as well. :whoa:
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hellfire321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
Yeah, but there not really a standard cuddly pet :P
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