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Surveying on the biologic behaviors of Hemiscorpius lepturus Peters 1861, scorpion in laboratory (Khuzestan, Iran) (Scorpions: Hemiscorpiidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19090105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This descriptive research was conducted so as to find and distinguish the sex of H. lepturus based on 107 dead specimens in the 70% ethyl alcohol and exact decision on their species using a criterion considering all morphological parameters and by the use of stereo microscope. Their biologic behaviors, 50 H. lepturus specimens which were fed and kept alive in capped bottles were studies while their way of shedding and number of newly-born young were also investigated under laboratory conditions in the process. The research revealed that in 107 H. lepturus specimens, 27 specimens (23%) were male and 80 ones (77%) were female. The results gained from 50 scorpions kept in the laboratory showed that only 10 cases (20%) had shed. Duration of emergence varies in each young from 10-20 min and delivery lasts approximately for 4-6 h. The average number of the young born was 24.3 in each delivery. It was concluded that the time of delivery and shedding in H lepturus is definitely fixed during the year and the number ofpectine denticles and length of the tail can be used to differentiate male and female H. lepturus.
Authors:
Rouhullah Dehghani; Tahereh Khamehchian; Mohammad Bagher Miranzadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1028-8880     ISO Abbreviation:  Pak. J. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247723     Medline TA:  Pak J Biol Sci     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3097-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Newborn
Behavior, Animal
Female
Iran
Male
Microscopy / methods
Models, Biological
Reproduction
Scorpions
Sex Factors
Tail / anatomy & histology*
Time Factors

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