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PostSubject: Saving the scorpion   8/11/2014, 6:54 pm

I'm trying to save a scorpion that may not be taken care of appropriately. I already know it's habitat is not ideal. I'm conserved about the way it looks. And I do not have a reptile bet near me. The pictures I see online are all black and this one looks off from that. Does this picture of the emperor scorpion look healthy to you? [img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/11/2014, 7:58 pm

It looks extremely gravid!!! Congrats, you're going to be a scorpidaddy!!
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/11/2014, 8:02 pm

I don't know how much you already know about the husbandry of the emps but do you and your new family a favor and get well versed in this care sheet.

http://www.scorpion-forum.com/t38-pandinus-imperator-and-most-heterometrus-spp-tropical-forest-scorpions
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/11/2014, 9:16 pm

Thank both of you very much. I am at ease knowing that the scorpion I am saving is healthy and ready to give birth
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/11/2014, 11:21 pm

We both would like to say you're welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/12/2014, 11:33 am

I have sucessfuly rescued the scorpion from it's former owner. I did a little inspection of the scorpion to see what she looks like and found that she seems to be molting. I'm still a noob at all of this, so molting effect the birthing process or harm the scorpion in any way? The part is right behind the eyes on the back.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/12/2014, 11:48 am

Oh my, it's definitely not pregos. That thing was just ready to explode out of it's old skeleton. Up the humidity buddy. Good job on the save.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/12/2014, 3:57 pm

A good rule of thumb is what I'm starting to call the "80/80 rule." 80% humidity and 80 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect. And I believe that's a P. cavimanus you have there.

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/13/2014, 4:46 am


I've had scorps molt then give birth or give birth then molt a few days later so i'd say that's also a possibility. Also i don't think it needs any saving since it looks overly healthy lol
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/13/2014, 5:02 am

Tongue Flicker wrote:
it looks overly healthy lol


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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/15/2014, 2:52 pm

A big thanks to everyone for helping thus far. But now I'm having some different concerns. My scorpion hasn't moved at all for 24 hours. It is sitting under it's rock house near the heating pad. I've kept his enviorment as close to the 80/80 rule as possible. Is this normal for a scorpion that is about to molt or is it dead or dying? I've blown on it lightly (which usually makes him pinch at the air and the wall) and he doesn't react at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/15/2014, 5:08 pm



Here's a picture of him.. I'm not sure what the wet stuff in front of him is.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/15/2014, 9:02 pm

That's normal, especially for emperors. They aren't known as pet holes for nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/17/2014, 1:38 am

dude, its bone dry in there! you gotta get it wet and put foil under the lid or something

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/17/2014, 12:13 pm

I've kept a sweatshirt on top of the lid and I spray water on it every day. It is day 3 and he has not moved from his position. He is slightly lighter brown than before. I read that if his tail is flat behind him that he is dead but I'm not sure if his tail is being curled by him or if it can't lay flat because of the wall right behind him. I'm very worried now.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/18/2014, 6:23 pm

Hey guys, it's day four and my parents are having me make the official call on the scorpions status. He has not moved (still) and when he is touched on the claws and on the tail he does not move. He had not produced an odor yet. If anyone has any last minute saving advice It could be used now. But if not, what do you do with the caucus of a scorpion?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the scorpion   8/18/2014, 6:57 pm

I freeze mine and keep them...in this case I'd just throw it away. Sorry it turned out like this. Don't give up, get another! But change your environment first. Get a false bottom setup, and cover the bottow of your screen lid with some aluminum foil to trap the humidity.

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