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PostSubject: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:23 am

one of my first scorps (scorpio was the first) is dead. found her upside down Sad
damn!!!
and she was gravid.... Sad Sad Sad

RIP claws.... No Sad
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:24 am

anyone know how to preserve a scorp???
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:27 am

Sorry for your loss :\

I'm pretty sure you can put them in alcohol. Not sure though.
I've seen someone put a parted scorpion in a jar and fill it up with alcohol.

(NOT THE ALCOHOL YOU DRINK, THE KIND YOU CLEAN CUTS WITH)



Dont listen to me yet because I'm not sure and I dont want your scorp. to disolve or somthin lol


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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:27 am

i wont do anythin just yet
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:28 am

I'm very sorry for your loss...how ever...

If she was gravid and dead, I don't think I could resist the temptation to cut her open and see what's going on with the babies. Hell, maybe you can save them. If you do...make sure to take pics.
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:30 am

she still has atleast like 4 months of gravidness left and has been dead all day...
pretty sure there is no hope... unless she does that wierd resurection thing that they sometimes do.
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 12:01 pm

There is a recent post somwhere on preserving scorpions with hairspray
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 12:05 pm

Suspect what make???
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 12:18 pm

[edit] dude Sad
RIP little buddy RIP


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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 1:29 pm

Until you learn how to preserve, put into a bag and put in the freezer. It probably was old age that took her life.
do you know 100% she was gravid?
Sadly sometimes these things happen.
I was heart broken when Pinchy randomly died

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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 1:46 pm

yea...she was definately gravid...put her on a diet for 3 weeks and she got massive!!
it was most likely old age...she has been dragging herself around all week... Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 3:49 pm

thats ashame jordan. there are a few ways to preserve a scorpion, the simplest being chucking it in the freezer, or you could put it in a jar of concentrated alchohol, but this causes colour to fade. check out ladyriots thread for a better method.
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 4:25 pm

That sucks dude sorry for your loss =o( RIP
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 6:04 pm

OMG!!!! WHATS GOING ON!!! i was just about to chuck her in the freezer and she curled hur tail up!!!!!???? she cant be shedding because they dont shed upside down!!!
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 6:06 pm

just gave her a poke and she can move her tail and her 2 front legs!!
is this just some wierd scorpion thing or some kind of paralysis without a spine..??that cant work?!?!? im so confused Mad
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 8:18 pm

hmmm...... mabye she is shedding..... or mabye its that weired reserection thing thay they sometimes do.
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 9:31 pm

She's probably on her way out. Watch her for another day or so just to be sure, and then put her in the freezer.

Check out the tutorials / guides section -- LadyRiotControl posted a guide on how she preserves her scorpions.

As for me, I soak them in acetone for a few days (after posing them) and then let the specimen air-dry for several more days. It smells kinda weird but makes for a good display when put in a box or something -- much nicer than jar o' scorp if you were to put her in alcohol.

If you use this method with colored scorpions (i.e., not solid black), boil them for a minute or two to "fix" the proteins in the exoskeleton. That should preserve some of the color.

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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/15/2008, 11:21 pm

Proably last breath.. just stick her back in the cage see what happens... wait untill tomorrow then she proably will be fully gone.. or stick her in the freezer now...
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 10:58 am

she could only hold her tail up this morning and now (4:00pm here) she is completely dead...100%....
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 10:59 am

IHeartMantids wrote:


As for me, I soak them in acetone for a few days

what is acetone???
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 11:40 am

when I dont know what something is I usually throw it in a search engine.Not sure if this is what he was talking about but I hope I helped http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 11:52 am

acetone is the main chemical in nail varnish remover as far as i know lol
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 1:31 pm

age has taken her. Im sorry
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/16/2008, 2:00 pm

im going to get a sub-adult female to go with my sub-adult male...
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PostSubject: Re: (INSERT EXTREME SWEAR WORD HERE)!!!! my first scorp died....   7/17/2008, 12:44 am

I know an entomologist who recommended it because it's what dragonfly people use when they preserve their specimens. It dries them out without killing the color.

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