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ubergack14
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PostSubject: is she gravid?    10/28/2013, 10:05 pm

My new emperor scorpion i had just bought appears to be gravid. Any openions?

here's the pic:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1567&authkey=!ADFqwIVyMi49YS8&v=3
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    10/29/2013, 1:36 am

Possibly, she could just be fat though. Also, I recommend a substrate change ASAP! They should be on peat or coco fiber substrate, kept moist at all times.

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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    10/29/2013, 8:07 am

I just had an emp that had babies. (Unfortunately she ate them all.) The last few months before she gave birth she got really thick at the rear part of her mesasoma (body) when viewed from the top looking down at her. This extra thickness was just in front of where her metasoma (tail) began.
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/7/2013, 6:22 pm

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1570&authkey=!ABGiWxEHIKeQ1Q0&v=3

I have changed her substrate to coconut fiber eco earth and moss. She is indeed gravid. Any recommendations for care of the young scorpions when they are born?
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/8/2013, 7:58 am

Are you sure it's an adult? The telson looks white in the first picture.
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/8/2013, 9:32 am

The telson does look white to me also. How long is she? Could you show a pic of her next to a ruler or coin or something?
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/8/2013, 2:32 pm

She's about 3 inches long with her tail up. I'll try and get a better pic, she's very aggressive at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/9/2013, 9:29 am

Her main body (tip of head to where tail starts) is about 3 inches long? When she calm down a bit a good pic next to something for a size reference would help. Make sure a good view of the end of her tail is included. Check out the FAQ's in the emp section for tips.
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/15/2013, 11:46 pm


this is a close up shot of her.


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1606&authkey=!AKN9EislzXPQeiA&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.jpg

this is a shot of her next to a power stick 2.25 ounce deodorant stick.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1593&authkey=!ACrGhzyUwCHtgas&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.jpg

this is a shot of her on a small water dish.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1601&authkey=!AFC3N2I4oYdxLR4&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.jpg


and just for the sake of a good shot.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=180D4078E827B308!1608&authkey=!ACeYMHZoJR4sOow&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: is she gravid?    11/16/2013, 12:28 pm

She is definitely not an adult as the end of her tail is white (see the FAQ's in the emp section). She is probably about to molt or just a bit chubby. Is she eating?
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