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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 11:33 am

the telson is a light brown she is quite small about 3.5 to 4 in w/o tail. and ive had her sence april and ive never seen her molt. ....also would slate work for her to hide under if i made a little cave thingy.........
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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 11:55 am

yes slate would work fine aslong as its secure, im sure you wouldnt want it to fall on your scorp
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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 12:34 pm

cool i think today im going to b rearanging my set ups a days work easily. 13 tanks of pets eeeek thank god i work from home lol
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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 3:13 pm

I can tell from the first photo that it's definitely a subadult. One more molt to go. The pectine picture is too small for me to say if it's a female or not. And I wouldn't even call it fat -- it doesn't look like it will be molting anytime soon.

As far as when to get a mate, keep in mind that she won't be able to breed until she's an adult. Even then gestation can take as long as 18 months. You could get her a male now (being sure to rearrange the tank to prevent territorial disputes) but if he's a WC adult, he may die before she's ready to mate.

Also, if you're not aware, it's easy to mistake scorpion mating for fighting. The male grasps the female's pinchers and they sort of dance around, sometimes swinging their stingers around.

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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 5:16 pm

Sometimes mating is fighting. My male is always trying to coax her out but he ends up trying to sting him and he gives up for a little while. She did take the spermataphore molt then molted to an adult. I have heard that this species might have the ability to store spermataphore thru a molt but not long term.
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PostSubject: Re: gravid or fat   7/22/2008, 5:25 pm

wait until she is mature and then indroduce a male and wait and see.

The final moult takes a LONG time. so you can wait a good 6 months before anything happens depending on when her last moult was.

As much as its a pain and you want mating to happen now, at least you dont have a WC and unsure of how long you have of her life left
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