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PostSubject: Got Her, scorpling?   2/15/2009, 10:08 pm

I went out and bought my new Emp today.
the guy at the pet shop said she is 4 months gravid.
i am anticipating some scorplings in many months.
How do i care for scorplings?

they scorps were fighting a bit when i introduced the female, but when i realized they only had one burrow i made another for them and they seperated from each other and calmed down a bit. Any comments that could me usefull for me here?
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 2:38 am

Never trust the guy at the pet shop.

That said, if she does have young, it's pretty simple: ignore them and mom for the up to two weeks it takes for them to leave her back.  Then either A) separate them (from mom or each other) and care for them like any other emp but with smaller prey, or B) leave them in with mom and put in appropriately-sized prey for all parties.

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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 4:43 am

would i keep all the babies separate or could they live communally? or in pairs?
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 4:59 am

Most suggest keeping them individually because it prevents any chance for cannibalism. I have read a lot that people keep the whole family in a communal enclosure. Definitely get all the info you can from people who have done it. Grats and the new scorpion!
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 5:34 am

i think when the time comes ill just do a tapoware raid the supermarket and stack them in an aquarium to prevent escapes.
that is the way they had it at the pet shop, so i assume it is at lease an OK way of keeping them.
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 5:57 am

I so wish I had stuck my individual containers in the tank at first...would have saved 3 babies.
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 10:28 am

personally I prefer to keep all the young in thier own little communal tank. this way, the weakest scorplings soon die off and the strongest, healthiest ones survive.

and yeah, don't trust the dude at the pet shop...
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/16/2009, 12:35 pm

I've kept five juvenile P. imperator together and lost two due to cannibalism; same thing with 10 H. longimanus. The ones that didn't get eaten seem to be doing pretty well.

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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/17/2009, 7:36 pm

if u keep the babys 2 gether survival of the fitist would take place and then u can concertrate on the fit n healthy ones
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PostSubject: Re: Got Her, scorpling?   2/19/2009, 10:54 am

I had from birth to 3rd instar, my het babies in with their mum. They WOULD still be in with her but she died a few weeks back.

its upto you what you do if and when your female gives birth. If she IS gravid then its best to have her in on her own as its very likely she will kill any other tank mates but AGAIN saying this my het female birthed happily with a tank mate under the hide. Sometimes they do things too quick haha

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