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Quintus14

Female. Males have a more circular operculum and larger pectines. Additionally, male *Heterometrus silenus* have an enlarged tooth on the moveable finger of the chelae, which I don't see in any of the pictures of your animal.


rae-moe

I think female… The operculum looks a bit “pointy” to me, and the pectine look relatively small. Here’s a handy image for sexing these guys :)[Sexing Heterometrus spp.](https://aquariumbreeder.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Sexing-Emperor-Scorpion-Pandinus-Imperator-.jpg)


Zylphy

Oh that's insanely helpful, thank you! Do their lifespans vary depending on sex?


rae-moe

No problem! To my knowledge the sex does not impact lifespan, which I believe is the case for most Heterometrus species. I tried to dig around a bit to find a reliable source on that, although I wasn’t able to… Hopefully someone else on here can give a more certain answer.


Street_Magic

Females are not only bigger then males they live much longer then males


Quintus14

Female scorpions typically do not have noticeably longer lifespans than males. Females of some species *may* take more molts to reach maturity than males, thus having longer lifespans, but this is not the case for many species.


crazyabe111

I don’t recommend sexing it regardless of how sexy it is, the relationship just won’t work out.


Feisty_Scratch_7781

I believe you have a female as well.


hygfb5567

I’m an amateur at this but I’m leaning towards female based on the shape of the operculum


ProxyTTV

also new to scorpion owning, but based on the research ive done and the length of the feathering, i would also lean towards male


Zylphy

Sick! Thanks!


gtorres84

I have the same Scorp AF. I believe mine is a female as well she has got fat since I have her in 2 months. She’s only ate a super worm and a few crickets since. Is it possible she’s pregnant? I got her at a expo


Street_Magic

Tis a girl


Straightwhitemale___

Imma say male