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JNocotan
Pandinus
JNocotan

Number of posts : 5
Age : 36
Location : Grand Junction, Co
Registration date : 2013-10-26

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PostSubject: Help please.   Help please. Empty12/26/2013, 11:00 pm

Can you guys tell me if my emperor is pregnant or just fat? Spike has been like this for about 3 weeks.

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Gnat

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Location : Georgia, USA
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PostSubject: Re: Help please.   Help please. Empty12/27/2013, 2:16 am

not an adult yet so isnt gravid, looks to be pre-molt.
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Parabuthus
Tongue Flicker

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Age : 32
Location : Madina't Isa, Bahrain
Registration date : 2012-11-01

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PostSubject: Re: Help please.   Help please. Empty12/27/2013, 7:29 am

Telson color does indicate that it is not an adult yet. Is it at 5th instar?
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PostSubject: Re: Help please.   Help please. Empty12/27/2013, 12:22 pm

Tongue Flicker wrote:
Telson color does indicate that it is not an adult yet. Is it at 5th instar?

I'm not sure what instar. Got 'em from a local pet shop about 3 months ago. No molts that I've seen as of yet.

Should I expect a molt soon?
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PostSubject: Re: Help please.   Help please. Empty12/27/2013, 3:11 pm

Yeah pretty much.

Update us with pics if his/her telson (stinger) changes to a chestnut brown to brownish-maroon in color.
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