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PostSubject: Communal breeding?   10/8/2009, 9:51 pm

hi guys just wondering if you have 4 emps [2 male,2 female] in one tank..
how do you breed? someone had an experience before?
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/8/2009, 11:17 pm

They breed themselves. Just have some flat pieces of rock or bark in there for the spermatophores. Best results if they are all adults.
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/9/2009, 12:17 am

H. Laoticus wrote:
They breed themselves. Just have some flat pieces of rock or bark in there for the spermatophores. Best results if they are all adults.

yeah they're all adults.. thanks man.. so another question.. after they mate. the female will devour the male right? what should i do?
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/9/2009, 12:33 am

the female in emps don't usually kill the males, its usually just a hit it and quit it kind of thing heh
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/9/2009, 2:17 am

Didn't you ask this somewhere else? scratch

I've never heard of the post-mating cannibalism being common (or even occurring) in scorpions . . . even in spiders, that's rare.

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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/9/2009, 6:41 am

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Didn't you ask this somewhere else? scratch

I've never heard of the post-mating cannibalism being common (or even occurring) in scorpions . . . even in spiders, that's rare.

last january this year, i saw my female h.spinifer hitting her cagemate so i just let it coz the male manages to escape..

then on febuary, i saw the male lying dead... i did'nt saw what really happened but the female is okay.. so it means one thing .. she devour the male.. huhu

but this june, i saw my female spinifer gave birth to 20 slings..

so that's why im asking coz i really don't want this to happen ever again.. Surprised thnx
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/9/2009, 11:14 pm

Well, if you saw the male lying dead, he obviously wasn't devoured . . .

Scorps just die sometimes. Jumping to conclusions usually restricts you later on in the hobby (for example, I had an adult WC Scolopendra subspinipes die and I blamed nematodes because I'd seen one or two in his tank MONTHS beforehand, but it was probably just old age).

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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/10/2009, 12:23 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Well, if you saw the male lying dead, he obviously wasn't devoured . . .

Scorps just die sometimes. Jumping to conclusions usually restricts you later on in the hobby (for example, I had an adult WC Scolopendra subspinipes die and I blamed nematodes because I'd seen one or two in his tank MONTHS beforehand, but it was probably just old age).

maybe my male spinifer was so stress coz of hitting by the female, sometimes i caught the male climbing and the female right beneath him trying to hurt him.. the problem was i just ignored it and i did'nt separate them from different tanks.. my female spinifer now is 2 years and 7 months old same as the male..

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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/10/2009, 12:24 am

Chrome wrote:
the female in emps don't usually kill the males, its usually just a hit it and quit it kind of thing heh

what if finally the female give birth? i should separate the other three to different terrarium?
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/10/2009, 12:52 am

Females are more likely to attack tankmates when they're close to popping or with young (not just after mating) -- so yeah, it may be wise to take the others out of the tank until the young leave mom's back.

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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/10/2009, 6:57 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Females are more likely to attack tankmates when they're close to popping or with young (not just after mating) -- so yeah, it may be wise to take the others out of the tank until the young leave mom's back.

yeah, thanks doc!
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/15/2009, 6:56 pm

ive got 5 females with 2 males in a 4 foot by 2 foot viv. fights are minimal as long as supply adquate food for them all. really ionteresting to see them interact.
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/20/2009, 10:21 pm

yeah just adequate supply of food.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Communal breeding?   10/21/2009, 10:11 am

completely. they can chomp through those locusts lol
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