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PostSubject: Early Instars   7/8/2013, 6:57 pm

What's an average time for the smaller molts for emps? mine took a week from 1i-2i and now they've all been 2i for two months. some of them look swollen, like they're going to molt, but that have for weeks now.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 1:24 am

i'm not exactly sure the amount of time, but if they looked like that for a while now and not just from feeding, they should molt soon. most of the time if you bump up the temps and humidity, it will trigger a molt. but i'm not certain as to what you are keeping them at.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 1:28 am

They're been mostly refusing any food i've given them in the last few weeks. And I would guess between 70%-80% humidity and 80F-90F temps
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 9:15 am

that sounds good for the most part. maybe try keeping them more in the 85F-90F range and bump the humidity up to 90%.

if they are refusing to eat, don't put anymore feeders in. it will most likely stress them out. if they are fat, they probably aren't starving. try not to bother them too much. they will molt, you just have to wait for it. this hobby takes a ton of patience.

if you can, please provide pictures Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 10:27 am

yeah they're really fat, like a mini version of gravid moma. ill try to get a pic but they mostly hide in their little burrows.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 10:34 am

no rush. just try and wait for a photo opportunity when they are out and about.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 10:45 am

sounds like premolt, should happen fairly soon. Usually the time from instar increased as the scorp gets older with the last one taking the longest.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 10:49 am

bjaeger wrote:
no rush. just try and wait for a photo opportunity when they are out and about.
Yeah i know, ill see if any are out when i mist them later.

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sounds like premolt, should happen fairly soon. Usually the time from instar increased as the scorp gets older with the last one taking the longest.
Thats what i thought, but i wasn't sure because its been weeks. i've never experienced a molt before. (Excluding 1i-2i)
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 12:36 pm

managed to get a pic of one, this guy is not as swollen as the others. the bigger ones rarely come of of their burrows.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/9/2013, 3:25 pm

looks like it could have a couple more weeks to go but i can't say for certain.

check out this link: http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t10-how-to-identify-a-premolt-scorpion

it should help you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/11/2013, 11:32 pm

bjaeger wrote:
looks like it could have a couple more weeks to go but i can't say for certain.

check out this link: http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t10-how-to-identify-a-premolt-scorpion

it should help you Smile
that was helpful thank you.
i managed to get a pic of one of the more puffy looking ones before i misted them today.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/11/2013, 11:40 pm

Keep your eye out for a molt.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/11/2013, 11:46 pm

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Keep your eye out for a molt.
+1 Very Happy

it looks like it should molt any day now. just use the highest recommended temps and humidity and keep crickets away from it and it should be fine Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/11/2013, 11:49 pm

hopefully once they're bigger more people will want some, because as much as i like them, i want to get rid of 15 of them, haha
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/12/2013, 12:02 am

Herzeleid14 wrote:
hopefully once they're bigger more people will want some, because as much as i like them, i want to get rid of 15 of them, haha

Keep at least 5. At least that's my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Early Instars   7/12/2013, 12:04 am

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Herzeleid14 wrote:
hopefully once they're bigger more people will want some, because as much as i like them, i want to get rid of 15 of them, haha

Keep at least 5. At least that's my opinion.
im gonna keep two maybe three in the end.
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