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PostSubject: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/16/2008, 11:50 pm

So I saw a couple more little corpses when I checked this morning (Sad), and decided to separate them this evening. I only found nine.

+ 26 in original brood
- 5 given to friends
- 4 unknown deaths (that number doesn't bother me so much)
- 9 recovered
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= 8 cannibalized

I guess that isn't too bad, but a 50/50 survival/cannibalism rate still kinda sucks. My H. longimanus only had 20% cannibalism.

So I think I'll be separating my next broods. (Not that this will affect my ambition to specialize in U. mordax, it's just a lesson for me to learn Smile.)

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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/16/2008, 11:58 pm

Oh . . .

Wait . . .

I recovered 10. Embarassed So I guess it wasn't so bad after all.

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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/17/2008, 12:14 am

Now you just need to make them into Adults.. Very Happy the fun part Very Happy hehehe but good luck mike Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/17/2008, 5:08 am

Thats why despite whether information says 'they can live communal' I always separate my juvi scorps. I've had people tell me not to but there again i have had excellent survival rates by separating them. Granted feeding and watering is more of a pain in the bottom, but its worth it

Well you know for future reference now. And although you have had your losses you have given some more invaluable information to anyone else who wishes to breed them. Best of luck for rearing them to adulthood Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/18/2008, 9:31 am

Losses so suck but this is what would happen in the "wild"...they do meet, they do live close by and I guess if no food came along they WOULD munch on each other....

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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/18/2008, 10:23 am

^True, that, but I'm glad that the numbers weren't as bad as I originally imagined.

I was a little disheartened when I saw that of the two that were sharing a burrow, all that was left was one fatty and one pile of exo. Sad

But I did see two 2I underneath the same rock when on a hunt a few weeks ago -- only about six inches apart.

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PostSubject: Re: I guess U. mordax aren't so communal at early instars . . .   9/18/2008, 10:49 am

Your numbers are still very very good!
And when you have some adults...you can do a breeding session and then you will have more and more people will find them...more breeding can be done and YAY lots more for everyone!
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