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PostSubject: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 2:23 am

good day to all of you..

yesterday i got my new pair of longi and today is there first time together in my tank. i was wandering why shes waving his tail direction back and forward and evrytime they get close the female do the same thing and sometimes running away..
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 3:05 am

Sounds like possible courtship . . . or territorial display. Do we have mature specimens or juveniles?

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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 6:29 am

ahh really? thanks sir.. but the female is waving the tail not the male.. the male should do the courtship right? i dont know actually.. ill post it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 6:35 am

Hmm . . . the only female tail-waving I've seen was "get the hell out of my burrow!"

You also never said if you have adults or juvies. Juveniles, it could just be establishing territory.

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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 6:51 am

sorry Smile

i dont have the picture of female yet.. right now they are in the same hide/burrow they look just fine to each other i guess.. ok sir heres the male.. my male and female are both 6i according to the seller.. how many instars away to become an adult???



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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 8:22 am

are you sure that is longi? looks more like petersii
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 9:45 am

you think so sir? im having problems with identifying but the seller said that it is a longi.. he breed so many.. thank you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 10:17 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Hmm . . . the only female tail-waving I've seen was "get the hell out of my burrow!"

You also never said if you have adults or juvies. Juveniles, it could just be establishing territory.


hey so it means the one that waving its tale is a sure female.. lets assume,if they are both female they will both do the tail waving? because my male does not doing anything.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 10:52 am

freeman wrote:
are you sure that is longi? looks more like petersii

Yup thats a H. petersii looks identical to my female.

The clue is in the name when it comes to identifyng H. Longimanus

Longi = long
Manus = claw/hand
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 12:58 pm

my female did it before when the male was near her. they just came out of their burrow cause my lamp was hot and she was at first waving her tail, then she dug some dirt around, then went back in with the male.
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 3:03 pm

i had this when i placed an adult male with a female half the age yet the male shook his hole body in a wierd way every time they got close
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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 7:05 pm

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hey so it means the one that waving its tale is a sure female..

Not necessarily . . . the situation I referenced was just the only one where it was the female doing the tail-wave. Males can do it as part of courtship.

Are you 100% sure it was a female waving? I don't think you can trust the seller to always know the species (as we've just shown), sex or instar . . . (the picture you posted looks like an adult).

If they're both hanging out in the same burrow now as you've said, my guess was it was an initial territorial dispute that has now been settled. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 10:33 pm

ok thank you very much sir mordax and before i forgot you post a reply in this section

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/sexing-different-scorpion-species-f14/what-do-you-think-t4375.htm

check it out the bottom is female as said by our frnds here in this forum.. you said that in the top is male these are the scorps that i'm talking about in the tail waving thread posted by me.. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: waving the tail   1/17/2010, 10:35 pm

Longi = long
Manus = claw

thanks for the info Smile
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