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PostSubject: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/16/2009, 11:55 am

Here's a few pics related to the blog post I linked last night. This is male C and female 4.

They stayed in this pose for quite a while, unmoving. It seems to be a characteristic of this species to impersonate a statue.


"Ur doin it wrong"


That's more like it!


The sexual sting: I wasn't watching the clock as well as I should have, but this lasted over ten minutes, with neither of them moving.


Then a proper promenade a deux -- sometimes with both chela grasping . . .


. . . And sometimes with only one


Nothing was really going on last night other than some dancing, so I turned off the lights and went to bed. And what did I see when I got up?



cheers

Expect a breeding report sometime in, say, July. awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/16/2009, 5:10 pm

A couple closeups of the spermatophore taken through the microscope at work . . .





A few more are available here.

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/17/2009, 7:10 am

brilliant! nice pics, very interesting to watch, and compare with your blog...poor male having trouble figuring out how to grab the female haha
good thing she was patient!
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/17/2009, 11:37 am

awesome. Smile

how long does the gestation last for these guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/17/2009, 2:28 pm

I was wondering that funnily enough lol
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/18/2009, 1:49 am

These guys mate shortly after the previous brood disperses . . . so a little under a year. I'm expecting a brood from this female next July.

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   9/18/2009, 6:17 pm

I lolled so much at the 'doing it wrong' picture.

Last time I mated the H. maderaspatensis they did the same thing!

I love it when they 'dance' and have one chela up in the air, then swap over so the other chela is up in the air. It's like watching scorpion ballroom dancing.

As always Mike, fantastic pictures, especially of the spermatophore. Not seen one that shape before. (roll on the out of context quotes thread)
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   12/3/2009, 1:20 am

mordax, i think your site is down... Sad - let me know if you need hosting hehe - i just want to see those pix.
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax mating   12/3/2009, 1:24 am

Unfortunately, our server is down while we're moving. Hopefully it will be up next week.

My vids on YouTube should still be working, though.

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