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PostSubject: Need Advice For Scorplings   12/20/2013, 11:51 pm

Hello, my Flat Rock scorpion had a batch of 17 scorplings on 12/13,
They seem to be doing Okay so far, have gotten lots of color compared to the white newborns.
I put a couple crickets in the cage and they appear to be gone.

I need advice on two things:

Two of the scorplings on mom's back died. they were the ones furthest from her front and kinda hanging on the tail. Should I be concerned? I thought about removing the babies but I figured I should let them go off on their own free will. But I'm worried it's a sign some aren't getting properly cared for and I want to try to prevent any thing bad if I can!

My other question is that there is a white residue on the mom's back, it looks a lot like white mold. could that be the case? I think it's leftover from the two dead scorplings. and if it is should i remove the others?

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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   12/21/2013, 1:52 am

When 1st instar scorps (as they were at time of birth) moult to 2nd instar (as they are now) on their mothers backs they leave behind their old sheds/moults (excuvia)...this is what you can see, it has nothing to do with mould. You don't need to do anything about it, it'll fall of itself when the young leave the mother.
If some of the young have died (not unusual) it could have been because of inappropriate humidity during moult (common) or disturbances at time of moult (also common for noobs) or simply bad genes from your scorps side (less common)

Your mother scorp knows exactly what she is doing...To fulfil your part of the deal you have to leave her alone......that means letting her get on with it without you fussing and disturbing her. It doesn't take much to disturb a scorpion!

Many noobs have the best intentions at heart but because of their constant checking up and lack of knowledge, almost always create problems for themselves and their scorpions....and it's all totally unnecessary...All you have to do is simply, leave her alone (assuming environmental parameters are within range).....couldn't be any easier eh...
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   12/21/2013, 9:45 am

Den pretty much summed it up. Congrats on the babies btw Smile Don't see broods from this species as often as we should.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   12/21/2013, 12:53 pm

shadowfoot wrote:
Den pretty much summed it up. Congrats on the babies btw :)Don't see broods from this species as often as we should.

I agree. Hadogenes broods are not as common as they should be.

Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   12/21/2013, 1:17 pm

Thank you guys i appreciate it, instead of messing with her i will leave her alone, i just want to try to prevent any die offs because theyre so fragile and precious.

I agree i am so excited to watch it all progress, i now just have my flat rock scorpion, and i used to have an emporer scorpion. Compaired to my emporer she was so gentle and calm where the emporer was very jumpy and aggressive. My emporer passed away the day the babies appeared sadly.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   8/20/2014, 10:46 pm

hi i need help i have a Heterometrus spinifer ive had her for about a year now and she just had babies a week ago. I've looked all over the net for info but i cant find what im looking for. shes had about 20 scorplings and they are getting pretty fat i have the substrate moist the humidity is at 73% and temp is 25 Celsius i have an old fish tank lid on it to keep it moist. i pour water in every so often when the humidity goes down. as for feeding I've been hand feeding with tweezers. only checking on her to feed and check humidity I've feed her about 3 crickets in the last week. how long does it take for them to hit first instar? should i worry about moisture? what should i know? thanks so much for your time.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Advice For Scorplings   8/21/2014, 1:08 am

Mr. leonzio wrote:
hi i need help i have a Heterometrus spinifer ive had her for about a year now and she just had babies a week ago. I've looked all over the net for info but i cant find what im looking for. shes had about 20 scorplings and they are getting pretty fat i have the substrate moist the humidity is at 73% and temp is 25 Celsius i have an old fish tank lid on it to keep it moist. i pour water in every so often when the humidity goes down. as for feeding I've been hand feeding with tweezers. only checking on her to feed and check humidity I've feed her about 3 crickets in the last week. how long does it take for them to hit first instar? should i worry about moisture? what should i know? thanks so much for your time.

Hi friend! You need not have looked for this thread to follow up a post, you could have started your own thread.

for any questions you have regarding Heterometrus spinifer you can look at these links. I would guarantee you that any and all questions you have will be answered.

http://www.allscorpionarchives.com/t7-asa-forest-scorpions-caresheet in this is everything you need
http://www.scorpion-forum.com/t8256-asf-heterometrus-longimanus this is for a different species of Heterometrus but the husbandry is exactly the same
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