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junshern222
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PostSubject: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 8:18 am

hi everyone,im a newbie here..
im keeping afs only currently..
can anyone post some photo of their gravid afs[before it gave birth] so that we can compare whether how's mine..
respone would be appreciate..anw,this mine.
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thanks for helping.
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 8:57 am

Looks more of a molt then a gravid scorp.. you might wanna spike up the humidity just a bit..

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 9:08 am

Kejser wrote:
Looks more of a molt then a gravid scorp.. you might wanna spike up the humidity just a bit..

that substrate is for temporary use..coz im not very sure what state was it undergoing now,so better to separate them...
anw,thanks

also,mind posting any photo of ur afs when she was gravid?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 12:16 pm

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If yours is an adult (which it looks like it may be) it could be very gravid. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 12:22 pm

well, hopefully it is gravid. Smile look's pretty chubby to me.
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/25/2008, 4:09 pm

unless you have massively overfed it i think its gravid (i can see the cord on the back).
how big is it and what species (heterometrus spinifer/longimanus/swammerdami??)
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 12:02 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
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If yours is an adult (which it looks like it may be) it could be very gravid. Very Happy

i suspected mine as gravid coz i saw ur photo earlier,which reddish bulbs could be seen at the membrane..
adult?im not very sure.but i can say is that the colour of telson is brown,which is same as yours too..
the scorpy[in photo],took how long before she gave birth?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 12:07 am

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unless you have massively overfed it i think its gravid (i can see the cord on the back).
how big is it and what species (heterometrus spinifer/longimanus/swammerdami??)

its a spinifer bro..i not sure whether is power feed or not,coz i just drop some crickets inside,and those scorps will share among themselves...
and what u mean by 'cord on the back'?mind to explain?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 1:28 am

"Cord on the back" refers to being able to see the central nerve cord through the membrane -- basically, the dark stripe you can see running underneath mine's tergites. It's very faintly visible in your photos.

Checking dates, will edit post momentarily. Very Happy

Edit: My pictures were taken one month before she popped. (October 12 to November 11.) She didn't feed during that time, and hadn't since late September, I believe.

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 1:34 am

okey,i got u.
is there anyhting i can do to check whether its gravid or not?
reason:coz if this is gravid,i wont buy in any female afs for breeding anymore..
also,the visbility of the central nerve cord signifies what?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 1:49 am

Not really anything you can do to verify if she's gravid -- with some scorps, you can see embryos through the membrane, but with scorps this big it's harder to tell (thicker membrane).

Use your own discretion for looking for more females.

The nerve cord just tends to be more visible in scorps that are heavily gravid. It's not a definite sign, but it's a bit of a clue.

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 2:00 am

check this out,so the black stripe is the cord?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 2:07 am

Yup.

Looks more gravid in that pic than your first one. I'd estimate a month or so (plus or minus, depending on temps). Make sure she has access to water -- my girl was awful thirsty the last few months.

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 2:12 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Yup.

Looks more gravid in that pic than your first one. I'd estimate a month or so (plus or minus, depending on temps). Make sure she has access to water -- my girl was awful thirsty the last few months.

okey,i will take note..

should i leave any live crickets inside?because it rarely eat nowadays...

also,will those camera flashlights harm them?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 2:31 am

If she doesn't eat, don't offer food. Most females feed less as they approach partuition.

Camera lights don't hurt her. At most, it may startle her into going for her burrow.

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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 3:53 am

hey !
i think we have the same scorp...
Mine just give birth on sunday... ^^

your mummy scorp is huge...
or is it just me?
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 4:19 am

Just wait it out. really bump that humidity up. when I did that she birthed. Minie was HUGE before she popped. well she did have a 32 brood so im not suprised she was so HUGE
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 5:33 am

Erbaobao wrote:
hey !
i think we have the same scorp...
Mine just give birth on sunday... ^^

your mummy scorp is huge...
or is it just me?

mine not really huge actually..any photo of ur scorp before she poped?
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*Connie* wrote:
Just wait it out. really bump that humidity up. when I did that she birthed. Minie was HUGE before she popped. well she did have a 32 brood so im not suprised she was so HUGE
xxxx

mind sharing photos before she popped?i would like to compare..
thanks bounce
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 6:04 am

i mist the substrate just now,check it.hows the humidity?i wet my scorp when i mist the tank,is that a problem?
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also,the nerve cord finally visible
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Not very clear though. But she's huge. And in the wrong environment. Luckily i changed...
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/26/2008, 12:11 pm

Junshern, your girl looks HUGE. Very Happy I can really see the nerve cord in that pic.

I'd suggest giving her somewhere to hide, though, so she doesn't feel to stressed and eat her babies when the time comes.

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Erbaobao,the photo was taken how long before she pops?
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Mr. Mordax wrote:
Junshern, your girl looks HUGE. Very Happy I can really see the nerve cord in that pic.

I'd suggest giving her somewhere to hide, though, so she doesn't feel to stressed and eat her babies when the time comes.

yea,i put in a small plastic cup for it to hide.but strange enough,she shows no aggresive when i go disturb her... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: asian forest scorpion.[question]   asian forest scorpion.[question] Empty11/27/2008, 12:49 am

Some time a gravid scorpion can be hard to tell whether or not it actually is.
here is two pictures of my Malaysian forest 3 day before she had her brood. sadly there was only 9 survivors
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