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corpselight
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PostSubject: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/5/2010, 8:01 pm

i've not posted in a while, i thought i should rectify that!
i thought this would be the best place to check. I have a couple Brachistosternus castroi RCF's coming tomorrow, potentially gravid females. also my girlfriend has ordered a Brachistosternus sciosciae

i've checked the caresheets here, but nothings up yet, so i thought i would ask. the best i've come up with so far, at least for the sciosciae, is scrub land in the Atacama Desert (not 100% sand), and some climatic info which suggests close to 30 by day, 16 by night, during their summer and ...lower (forget exact numbers) for winter.
i'm aware it's VERY dry there.

anyway, i'm paranoid (i bought 3 castroi, and the male (i think) has died...they were shipped to my girlfriend so only getting them tomorrow)...can anyone give me any more concrete information on these species?

in particular, i've had very little experience with very young scorplings, and if these females are gravid, i want them to drop and then raise the scorplings as successfully as possible.
even tips for other desert species may help me, so if you've bred something that lives in arid but not that hot areas, the data may be applicable...

i'll scour the caresheets for hints as well, but if anyone knows anything about these lovely Bothriuridae from Chile, it'd be greatly appreciated!
thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/6/2010, 6:11 am

I have a bothriurus cf demayi, that needs 24 degrees celsius - very cool temps.
Coco fibre substrate, damp in winter, dry in summer, rocks and cork, small water bowl and they like to make shallow burrows.

Don't know how much this helps, but its the best I can offer Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/6/2010, 7:47 am

i have kept brachistosternus castroi, i kept them on dry cocofibre/sand mix, didnt keep them as warm as most of my scorpions, it just died recently after having it for a year and a half, not sure why, possibly age, they are wild caught i expect. no idea about breeding though, i thought mine may have pregnant but it turns out they were just fat. didnt even know if they were female or not, not sure what the differnces are with this species?
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/6/2010, 12:33 pm

thanks guys, that's helpful.
binksyboy, i assume you're keeping yours dry at the moment, but you'll moisten a bit in June or whatever as that's their winter?

mrflibble, i might have a gravid one, so hoping that's female, the other one is alot smaller...hopefully that means young, just as long as the other doesn't die first, i may have a go at breeding if there are marked differences, if the assumed female doesn't drop. so i'll keep you posted.
hope someone on here that has bred a dry species can post a few bits though, the balance of moisture seems to be tough for them...whereas forest species can just be kept wet...
oh well, it's gotta be done!!!

thanks again guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/6/2010, 1:44 pm

corpselight wrote:
thanks guys, that's helpful.
binksyboy, i assume you're keeping yours dry at the moment, but you'll moisten a bit in June or whatever as that's their winter?

Yup Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/8/2010, 9:33 am

locale information shows that these animals are found in sandy areas. the soil in these areas also has a bit of clay in it. i would recomend a sand mix with more sand.
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PostSubject: Re: Brachistosternus spp. care   3/9/2010, 10:51 am

cheers, lucas! sounds good. i'm going to get some bentonite to mix for burrowing if i can.
they may or may not burrow, but at least they have the choice then!
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