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PostSubject: Is my scorpion fat?   6/17/2017, 10:24 am

Sooo I think this is a Small wood scorpion. He is about 2-3 cm tall.
I caught him in my home country Croatia.
I am having some trouble feeding him. I offered him worms but anything bigger than him is a no no. (I am very saddened by this because if I saw a 10 m kebab there is no way I would let that go.)
Only thing I am 100% sure and saw him ate are larvae. I offered him some small caterpillars. I newer saw him ate it but there was nothing left in the container so i guess he ate that.
The problem is that larvae are becoming harder and harder to find.
Anyway i found out that they dont need to eat that much so I was wondering if he maybe became too fat and that is the reason he    refuses food? And if he is indeed too fat how long should he be on a diet?
 
(He has a proper tank with hiding places and everything, pictures were taken in transportation container for better visibility.)
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PostSubject: Re: Is my scorpion fat?   6/18/2017, 3:09 am

I think what you may have there is a pregnant female, which would explain the chubbiness. Adult Euscorpius sp. can be sexed via their vesicle. Males typically have a very large a bulbous vesicle in comparison to the females.

Euscorpius sp. normally give birth over the summer, mate again in late summer/early autumn and gestate for around 10 months, ready to give birth in the following years summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my scorpion fat?   6/18/2017, 4:38 am

That completely slipped my mind, yes it could be female, I gotta find some glass container and take a picture from the bottom to make sure what sex it is. (And I really hope you are wrong because I am totally not ready for this now.  Crying or Very sad )

Had to read your post three times to understand it. The vesicle, damn ok it is smaller, so it is female.
Gotta come up wit a new name for her but that is the least of my worries... [hopscotch] babies, i will need more containers.
How the hell im gonna find baby sized food i got problems with the adult as it is...
Ok i will see how things develop in the future and will keep you guys posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my scorpion fat?   6/19/2017, 4:56 am

So I am reading everywhere that i should use bottled water for scorpion to drink, but is it really that necessary? What are your experiences?

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