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darkh8artedsoul
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PostSubject: New behavior    5/13/2013, 2:30 am

Hey guys. First off id like to thank everyone who helped me with sexing my emperors. Anyways I couldn't sleep and I noticed the male walking back and forth from one end of the tank to the other. So i got up to see what all the fuss was about. After watching him for about 20 min i noticed that he is walking back and forth between the cold side and the hot side of the tank. And each time he gets to one side or the other side of the tank he crawls in the hide and burrows a bit more.

Anyways my question isn't about the burrowing, i have read that's normal and expected in most cases. What i am worried about is why he goes back and forth between the two constantly.

And also why the female juvi i have hides away all the time. The last time the male walked into the hide she was in ( a medium fake rock in this case ) i noticed she snapped her claws at him and then pushed herself back into a corner as far as she could. Is there something i am not seeing here?

Between the two of them I see more of the male than the female
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 11:19 am

After some researching on the site, i Decided to update. Our female still isnt eating any crickets, she isnt getting fat like she is going to molt. And shes not waiting in ambush for prey. Shes backed herself even further into the corner of the hide and sits there. What do we do?
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 12:10 pm

What are your temps?
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 12:16 pm

At the moment I've separated the male and female, leaving the female in the 30 gal tank i had them both in. High side temp was around 88-93, low side was 79-82 degrees. When i had both scorps in the same tank the male was always out and walking around, digging burrows and such, the female never seems to move around at all, not even at night when all the lights are off.
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 12:18 pm

One of my males did it to for a while too now they all borrow together now...
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 12:21 pm

Im just worried that i may end up losing the female.
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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 3:12 pm

Emperors are reclusive animals and have a reputation for being "pet holes". That is to say, the most you usually see of a happy Emperor is the hole in which they hide, not the scorpion itself. If you're lucky, you may occasionally see a pair of claws sticking out of a hide when the scorpion is hungry and waiting in ambush. They can also go long periods (weeks to months) without eating.

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PostSubject: Re: New behavior    5/13/2013, 4:08 pm

In the last few days that this has been going on, i haven't seen claws sticking out once. hopefully everything is ok. ill give them both a few days and try feeding again. also would a small hopper be good for an emperor thats 3-3.5 inchs long without the tail?
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