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PostSubject: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 4:28 pm

I have a hard time figuring out how big scorpions are when people say instar. I understand the term, I just dont see the size.

1st instar is how big?
2nd instar is how big?

And so on?

When do you start saying they are "this many inches"?

Thanks! Kim

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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 4:44 pm

Depends on the species of the scorpion...
For emperors
1 instar = approx 1 - 2.5 cm
2 instar = approx 2 - 3 cm
3 instar = approx 3 - 4.5 cm

I don't know the ones in between, but the last one is..

6 instar = Anywhere between 10 - 20 cm (excluding anomalies)


Hope this helps, but as i said it is totally dependant on the species of scorpion.
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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 5:51 pm

Euscorpius flavicaudis 1st instar is about the same size as the head of a match.
I did used to have a picture of one on a match head but I lost it, Im sure Lisa will remember it
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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 8:38 pm

Instar hasnt really got any real relevance to size, instar simply means what molt the scorpion is on, where when they are born they are considered 1 instar, after first molt 2 instar, and so on and so on.

Some scorpion can eat more than others or at least be fed more and will grow quicker. also a 1 instar Euscorpius flavicaudis will be a dramatically different size from a 1 instar Pandinus imperator. So if you want to know the size of a specific specimin you will have to ask regardless of instar Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 8:39 pm

they were sooooo dinky! And I have an E.carpathicus about to drop and they are half the size of flavicaudis!

So basically the size of instar really does depend on the species of scorpion!
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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 8:40 pm

hahaha beat me to it leon!
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PostSubject: Re: instar= how many cm/inches?   8/13/2009, 9:54 pm

The explanation about instars has been pretty well covered, but to answer your last question . . . generally, overall size is useful if

A) it's an adult
B) the instar is unknown
C) in sales posts, where it gives the customer an idea of what they're buying

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