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PostSubject: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 1:47 pm

What would cause desert or rain forest type scorpions to not shed?
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 1:50 pm

simple, wrong conditions..

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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 2:17 pm

So with desert species it would be not enough heat, moisture, food?

And with rain forest species it would be too dry, not enough food or heat?
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 2:22 pm

Something like that..

desert species can sometimes ( depending on species allso Very Happy ) be more tricky then forest ones. Take Hadrurus sp they burrow and the scorplings can choose the perfect condition for when they have to molt, if they want it more moist they go lower, warmer and dryer they just go abit higher in the burrow, this can be very tricky to reproduce in your tank at home.

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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 3:04 pm

it depends really on if the scorpion is READY to moult.
You cant force these things, its normally a waiting game
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 7:00 pm

and desert sp do keep you waiting, and waiting.... and waiting........ and zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/17/2009, 8:49 pm

Another thing that would cause them to not molt is being mature . . . adult scorpions, unlike the vast majority* of arthropods, do not molt upon reaching maturity.

*About the only other arthropods that don't molt after maturing are winged insects** and pseudoscorpions -- possibly others, but I can't recall them at the moment.

**except for mayflies (order Ephemeroptera)

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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/18/2009, 1:49 am

LadyRiotControl wrote:
and desert sp do keep you waiting, and waiting.... and waiting........ and zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ
I've noticed that with my LQs. They seem to wait SO long after becoming fat to molt!

All I want is to see the finished product Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/18/2009, 9:34 am

I bought that Smeringurus vachoni last November and it is still fat n round! I'm sure my scorpions make me wait for the fun of it!
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PostSubject: Re: What would cause scorpions to not shed?   8/18/2009, 10:28 am

bjaeger wrote:
LadyRiotControl wrote:
and desert sp do keep you waiting, and waiting.... and waiting........ and zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZ
I've noticed that with my LQs. They seem to wait SO long after becoming fat to molt!

All I want is to see the finished product Razz

I hear that, stubborn species that is for sure. Thanks for clarifying that "B" cheers
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