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PostSubject: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/21/2009, 7:21 pm

havent fed her for 3 or 4 months as she keeps refusing food... but she is huge! she is a W/C adult female (i think).
it could be possibly subadult but i have never seen an adult...
what do you think???





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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/21/2009, 7:23 pm

looks gravid - like to me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/21/2009, 7:31 pm

typical... my first gravid is the most dificult one...
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 6:11 am

i would say she looks to be gravid
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 9:43 am

I whould say she is fat, you cant see any scorplings inside and she aint that large..

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 1:07 pm

But he hasn't fed her in months. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 2:53 pm

Venom wrote:
But he hasn't fed her in months. Wink


low metabolisme allso a desert sp.. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 5:26 pm

...she has got bigger over those months...
even though you cant see embryos in the pics i think i can see them when i tail her.
she is a she isnt she?
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 7:29 pm

Probably have to get a shot where you can actually count the teeth.

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/22/2009, 7:32 pm

Kejser wrote:
Venom wrote:
But he hasn't fed her in months. Wink


low metabolisme allso a desert sp.. Very Happy
Don't desert species have higher mtblsm?
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/23/2009, 1:35 am

Might be me that said that wrong, But there is futher between meals in the desert so they will consume the food they have stored slower..

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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/23/2009, 4:38 am

i dont think it looks gravid thats only in my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: Is my Hadrurus arizonensis gravid?!   2/23/2009, 5:04 pm

all scorpions have low metabolisms, and can enter periods of what is essentially suspended animation, which is unlike hibernation in mammals, because this condition can be adopted by the scorpion at will, and can be shrugged off at will as well. simply put it is a resting position that is so efficient that in some species, the bodies metabolism is actually able to slow down lower than the metabolism of a carrot. a preson i knew once had a scorpion (vaejovis spp. i think) that was in a sealed delicup that became lost when it got knocked behind a piece of furniture, and wasnt discovered for six months. in that six months the scorpion survived without food water or oxygen, and upon being rediscovered simply drank and ate a meal, then returned to normal. growth without feeding is not a sign that necessarily means the animal is gravid, as growth can still occur without feeding if the scorpion is immature. honestly, something about your scorpion makes me believe its not matured yet. my opinion is that it looks like it has another moult to go, and that it is not gravid. but really, looking at a pic of a fat scorpion rarely provides any answers that amount to guesswork at best, so i wouldnt put too much stock in any answers.



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