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PostSubject: Gravid LQ   6/10/2013, 2:38 pm

this is the second time this female has been gravid. the first batch she ate. now she's gravid again. she's almost 5 years old and this will probably be her last attempt at producing a brood. i've had her since 2i.

as you can see on her two right legs (and possibly little spots on carapace), she's developed mycosis over the years. luckily it hasn't affected her movement or left any "dead" legs. i wish i would have realized how much water i was giving her back then Sad

could anyone guess how far along she might be from birthing?



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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/11/2013, 5:24 am

Heyyyyy,

That's a familiar and welcome sight Smile
Looking good!!

Well... I see a very healthy looking scorpion, and I don't really see the mycosis, if you mean the discoloration on the right hind leg... It doesn't have to be mycosis. I really don't see spots anywhere, but I might be looking with my nose as we say here;)

Where exactly do you see them?
Sadly I can't answer the question about how far along she is.
I am actually wondering that myself for my girl.
I reckon both of our girls are very far along, they look like blimps already so I really don't know..


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Based on the present study and references herein, it is possible to consider that Leiurus quinquestriatus gestation periods commonly range from 150 to 227 days.

That would, give or take, come down to 5 - 7,5 months of gestation.




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ROSS, LK. Notes on gestation periods and litter size in the arenicolous buthid scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus (Ehrenberg, 1828) (Scorpiones: Buthidae). J. Venom. Anim. Toxins incl. Trop. Dis [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.2 [cited 2013-06-11], pp. 347-352 . Available from: . ISSN 1678-9199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-91992009000200015.


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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/14/2013, 6:02 am

i put arrows to most of the spots i see.


she's being kept at 80-90F. she just ate two adult male crickets, now she's a blimp.

really hoping she has a good batch this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 5:08 am

Only the top right and bottom right look to me as possible mycosis spots, but I don't know for sure.
However, I think I can say that even if it is, the mycosis is not far.
How does her underside look?
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 5:21 am

her underside looks fine. doesn't appear to have any spots on her book lungs. the other day she ate two adult crickets and got really fat (tergites seperated). she's pretty active and seems content in her new home. i keep her around 85F-90F during the day and about 82F at night. sometimes that changes when its hotter/colder out.

i swear she's been gravid over a year now... which makes me think that the babies might not make it Sad. any thoughts on that would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 5:51 am

A year? The average gestation period is 185 days.
Are you sure she is gravid? Could be pre molt ....
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 6:11 am

maybe. i'm not exactly sure. my memory isn't the greatest... Neutral

i've had her a little over 5 years, so i'm almost positive she's not in pre molt.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 6:29 am

5 years??? Thats wonderful!!! When did you mate her?? They can store sperm for a while so she might just as well be gravid.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 6:34 am

yup. i originally had 5 of them. they were 3i when i got them. 2 got sold and 1 died.

i wish i could remember the last time i mated them and when she ate her eggs last time... i bet if i dug on facebook for a bit i could find out. i'm pretty sure i mentioned it somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid LQ   6/15/2013, 7:22 am

hmm... apparently their gestation period can last up until 7 1/2 months.

maybe i did mate her this year.
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