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PostSubject: H. Arizonensis has been MIA for a week now.   6/6/2013, 2:26 am

As the title states, my most recent addition (A presumably adult H. Arizonensis) has gone missing. She looks to have closed up all of her burrows, and even went as far as to fill in all of the tunnels she'd made on or near the glass. All of the holes she uses to get into her tunnel network have been filled in, and she doesn't go on her nightly adventures. Without a scrap of noise or movement, I'm beginning to become concerned.

The night I saw her last, she ate a big cricket - even made a show of killing it right in front of me. She's done this before, but for a day or two at a time. This is over almost 8 days.

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She's always been a little plump, so it's possible she was wild caught gravid and is birthing babies. If this is true, will she come out for food later? H. Arizonensis has a reputation for not being captive bred. What's the call when you get a brood?

She's not adult, and is Molting. I'm honestly afraid of this, since I don't have any real variable humidity inside her tank. If it's too dry, I'll have to hunt for a new Haddy. Sad

She's passed away, and for whatever reason chose to isolate herself before dying. I've seen cats do that - just go hide somewhere to die. I'm curious as to scorpions if they do it.


Questions: I've built her hide out of construction clay/sand mix. If I go digging for her, she won't be able to burrow anymore. What's a good way to check for activity?
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PostSubject: Re: H. Arizonensis has been MIA for a week now.   6/6/2013, 2:54 am

That's a tough call man. But, if she's been in there for a week now, completely isolated, i'd start chipping away at the hide looking for her.. Or at the very least open up the entrance of the tunnel so you can see what it's up to.

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PostSubject: Re: H. Arizonensis has been MIA for a week now.   6/6/2013, 3:07 am

Dug as far as I could into her main entrance, just more sand. She may have dug out a large pit deep inside. I'll give her a few more days. She did just eat, and if she's having babies, she may be having quite a meal if she doesn't think she can keep them.
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PostSubject: Re: H. Arizonensis has been MIA for a week now.   6/6/2013, 9:04 am

Leave her alone. If she's molting or giving birth, digging her up is just going to cause unnecessary stress. All you can do at this point is wait and see what happens. Haddys can stay hidden and fasting in their burrows for extended periods.
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PostSubject: Re: H. Arizonensis has been MIA for a week now.   6/8/2013, 6:49 pm

I didnt see my male for over 3 months I would drop a cricket or 2 in there and they would eventually work their way down into the burrow, I guess, because I never saw them again. The one day he just showed up. Wandering around his enclosure again.
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