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PostSubject: unexpected babies D:   7/10/2015, 10:07 pm

So, I thought both my scorpions were male.. and that one was just over-eating or something..
but today, they proved me wrong.


(flash was an accident ;_Wink
Definitely safe to say they were gravid and not fat. †xD

Was probably pregnant before I picked them up at pet store. I've only had them in there with other scorpion for 6 months and I read their gestation period is longer than that?

One of the mods before told me it's probably †H. petersii or H. laoticus.
There's one other adult in the tank with them in a different burrow.
How urgent is it that I relocate them to a new tank?

Any care tips?

(also if anyone local in phoenix az area wants to take some when they're off mothers back, send me a message. I can't keep them :C)
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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/11/2015, 1:27 am

Schweeeet.
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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/11/2015, 2:11 pm

Congrats on the babies!

I would remove the other adult to a different tank.

The scorplings should be left alone until they molt to second instar. After that you may choose to keep them with the mother for a while, raise the scorplings communally, or separate them

I personally think the parental care of the mother is fascinating, and thus I keep them with their mother until they molt to 3rd instar. After that I remove the mother and keep them communally. I only separate if there's a case of cannibalism.

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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/11/2015, 4:29 pm

I'll move the other out tonight. They never come out of their burrow, so I was a little hesitant about digging around even though they're on opposite end of the tank because I didn't wanna disturb mom while she was birthing. She appears to be done now, so I guess I'll go ahead and get the other one out.

I can't quite be sure but a quick lookover I estimated maybes 15 - 20 babies.

It's very exciting, they're so interesting to look at. I'm just worried about what to do with them once they're off mother's back. I can't keep them, and I don't know if any local places will take them, and I don't think they've be easy to sell or give away since they're such a common species here.
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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/12/2015, 5:09 pm

Found a local pet-store to take them when it's time.

Will document them here until then. †Wink
Might try to convince my husband into letting me keep one hehehe.

I dared to peek in on them today.
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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/20/2015, 8:09 pm

Babies started molting today, was lucky enough to get a video of it, but since it was quite long, condensed the important/interesting bit down into a gif Smile

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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/26/2015, 1:43 am

Cool. :-)

I really do recommend keeping the babies though, or at least finding another hobbyist who is willing to take them.

Very few pet stores keep scorpions properly. If you must give them to a pet store, print out a good care sheet for them.

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PostSubject: Re: unexpected babies D:   7/27/2015, 11:41 am

I'm not to worried about that. It's not a chain store and I every time I've been in, they take excellent care of their arachnids, spider's included. Always in appropriate-sized containers with proper conditions, never leftover meal bits, and always provided with hides. I like this place quoite a lot as I find them very attentive to their animals n_n
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