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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/7/2008, 9:46 am

The mites aren't a problem -- they're just opportunistic. When they find something dead, they have a population explosion because there's so much food for them.

The fact they're feeding on dead stuff is a good sign, because it shows that they're scavengers and help to keep things clean.

Just remove the dead babies and leftovers, and the populations won't get so high they become a nuisance.

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/7/2008, 1:21 pm

Ok Mike, taking heed of all of you guys valuable advice,

Was wondering if there is any information anywhere about breeding Dubia roach as feeders, I've just had a box come through. Also wondering are they supposed to look like woodlice (they are nymphs)

I should have about 100 of them.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/7/2008, 2:46 pm

I always say that they look like trilobites. Very Happy

Check out this link from our feeder caresheets section.

If you have more questions about the roaches, just ask in the feeder questions and discussions forum. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 10:40 pm

Ok folk,

On Saturday i picked up a free tank that was not in use, Though originally I planned to house my slings individually I decided to put them all in a communal tank due to lack of space.

Mother Scorp was digging massive burrows under and around the large cork bark the provides her a hide i was afraid of cave-ins and buried 2i's so Saturday night I set it up and moved them out.

Count 14 left but all seem pretty healthy.

Picked up ome more coco substrate on Sunday to make it deeper for burrowing so now it is about 6 inches deep with plenty of hides and water gel so they dont drown.

Not sure about feeding though. I saw a few feeding on broken hoppers while with mum, do i need to cut up the hoppers as they are pretty big.

Also what instar will it be safe to giive them new homes?


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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 10:46 pm

Pics didn't come up? dont know why?
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 11:10 pm

Regarding water gel, it's pretty useless for scorps, and emps are known to submerge themselves without a problem. Just give them shallow dishes (such as a bottle cap) that they can climb out of again.

Regarding prey, I would suggest using young roaches or small crickets.

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 11:22 pm

Ok I have a bag of gravel i was going to use for a false bottom set-up but 1. The tank had a crack inthe bottom and 2. It would have been way too heavy. so i'll put some in a water bowl to stop them from drowning asthey are only small.

Would you recommend crickets over small hoppers? They looks nicer and smell less.

Have got some eyoung roach to breed but I think i'll need some adults as i've read it takes ages for them to mature.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 11:50 pm

I've never used non-cricket orthoptera, so whatever works best for you.

Yeah, if you've got some roaches, just let them mature and breed for a few months before feeding from them.

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/13/2008, 11:52 pm

servimg seem be down for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/14/2008, 8:08 pm

Here are the pics i tried to upoload in my last post.

2i in new home, rightnow they have Way too much space!





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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/15/2008, 7:47 am

awwww. cute little guys! they'll be happy in thier new roomy home.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/15/2008, 12:52 pm

dont worry, they will soon very quickly grow and fill that space Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   10/20/2008, 9:22 pm

All 14 are doing fine! they all hang around but the heatmat and waterbowl, all are eating now and getting fat.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   11/19/2008, 8:07 pm

2i's are starting to molt into 3i, found a shed!
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   11/20/2008, 12:28 pm

yay! 3i's are awesome. I think this is the moult where they will begin to turn dark.
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   11/20/2008, 3:26 pm

Funny that, my 2i's are quite dark already. Now i can start finding suitable homes for them
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   1/12/2009, 11:05 pm

Just a quickie update, was checking on my scorps yesterday and found one of my 3i's had shed into 4i

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 8:51 am

Ok just as a record to self (as it is my thread) over the last few days my babies are shedding into 5i.

How many sheds until adulthood? as they are still pretty small?


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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 10:03 am

No worries, Kuma -- this is a perfect example of when gravedigging is A-OK. Very Happy

It's kind of hard to tell from those photos but they look almost subadult. I have no idea how many instars emps go through, but if their telsons are cream-colored, there's only one molt left. If they're still white, then there are at least two molts remaining.

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 12:20 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
It's kind of hard to tell from those photos but they look almost subadult.

Here's a size comparison


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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 12:36 pm

id say 2 more moults because they look a bit small
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 1:53 pm

It would help if I remembered how large UK currency was. Razz

Haven't been over there in 11 years.

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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 2:21 pm

Well thats a penny, about the size of one of your cents.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First Scorpion first batch of 26+ Scorplings!!!!   4/28/2009, 4:45 pm

yeah I think he/she still has 2 or so moults left.
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