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PostSubject: Pseudouroctonus reddelli communal set up?    10/8/2013, 3:40 pm

Traded awhile ago for two of these feisty little scorps and about an hour ago I find one of them giving birth. The other is noticeably fatter than I remember too. Not sure how to go about this.

Since they're so feisty what is the likelihood that she will eat her babies?

Let's say she doesn't, what size container would be suitable for a mom and her babies if I were planning on keeping them all together... forever? Also, would it be okay for me to put the other gravid scorpion in there (larger new enclosure) with the new mom and babies? Let's say she gave birth after I already set up the new mom and her scorps in the larger enclosure, is it okay to introduce the other mom and her babies (after they reach 2i and start to wander of course)? I'm also very, very broke so how can I do this for cheap? Also, I need someone to come fix my car. Okay, okay, just kidding, sorry for all the questions but this just kind of sprung up on me and I'm not sure what to do!

Thanks for any help. Off to bed.
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PostSubject: Re: Pseudouroctonus reddelli communal set up?    10/8/2013, 4:39 pm

I've never owned the species and nor do i know anything about them (getting any american species in europe apart from, the common and garden S.mesa's and H.spini's is tough!) but offhand i'd suggest that she won't hurt her young if she's not disturbed in any way....Evolution wouldn't work very well if mothers with tempermant ate their babies for no good reason..So no, i don't think you have anything to worry about there as long as you treat her as you'd treat any other mother with young on her back, ie....ensure environmental conditions are met and then leave her well alone until you see small 2i's running around the enclosure.

I don't even know the size of this specie so suggesting dimensions for an enclosure would at best be a guess.....although having said that if you simply ensure her enclosure is between 5 and 10 times her length in width and length and at least 3 times higher than her outstretched size in height then you can't go to wrong.....With regards to being housed with her young, then you have of course got to have room to make plenty of hides..If your scorp is relative in size to lets say H.spinigurus or S.mesaensis then i'd think an enclosure measuring lets say, 40 x 40 cms's groundplan should be sufficient.

As for introducing another female scorp with young to her enclosure i'd simply say....i wouldn't do it!....or if i did i'd certainly run an experiment first where i put a small amount of them together and watched for problems......You could also try and find collecting info on these to hear if they are often found in groups or alone...That'd give you a reasonably good indication of the sociability of this species.
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PostSubject: Re: Pseudouroctonus reddelli communal set up?    10/8/2013, 10:05 pm

Thanks for all the input!
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