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PostSubject: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 5:14 am

I just recently got my first emperor and for awhile he was happy and active but now he isn't moving. He doesn't hold up his tail and barely responds to touching. He is also a bit discolored from pictures I've seen of other emperor's. Could someone tell me what could be wrong with him?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 5:17 am

telson says adult, but size says otherwise, where did yiu get it from? may be a WC captive casualty. perhaps some sort of internal parasite?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 8:48 am

Looks dead to me I'm afraid.

Take a look at this thread: http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpions-in-general-f12/dying-dead-or-molting-t4716.htm

Why are everyone's emps dying all of a sudden? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 9:17 am

rest in peace Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 3:54 pm

Gnat wrote:
telson says adult, but size says otherwise, where did yiu get it from? may be a WC captive casualty. perhaps some sort of internal parasite?

He died a few hours after I took the pictures...
I bought him from a local pet store, and they get there scorpions from a breeder in Florida. I have his number and E-mail, and I'm going to contact him to see if he knows what's up.

I really don't understand what I did wrong (if anything, as you said it could of been an internal parasite). He was provided water at all times...I changed it (up to) twice daily...I used Flukers Cricket Quencher Original Formula (what the pet store used). His tank was always clean...now that I think about it, in the two months that I had him I never saw him poo (could it be impaction?). I only saw a couple of cricket carcasses in his burrow...so he did eat but very little.

He was extremely active, moving around dirt and the such...up until the first time I changed his cage. I changed his cage from a pre-made "safe" foam burrow structure...kind of like an ant farm but bigger, to another pre-made "safe" foam structure, but with more places to burrow and hide (I applied things like moss and soil for him to dig up).
So after the "change" he started to exhibit weird behaviors like sitting in his water bowl all hunched over...stumbling around...and even falling down into his burrows...he wouldn't even make burrows anymore.

His heat source was a red "heat" lamp. The temp on the hot side was 82-85F, while the cool side was room temp, at 72F. The humidity in the cage was 70-75%, and to keep it up I "misted" him twice daily.
I tried feeding him different insects...crickets, several different sizes of meal worms...even wax worms. He ate neither of the three...all he did was put up his claws to shield his face when one came near or when I tried to "hand" feed him.
It wasn't too long after that that he became stiff...tucked his legs under...then died.

Thanks for your help!!
RIP little scorpion Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 5:10 pm

whats the area code for the guy who breeds them...
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 5:56 pm

the lycan mikey wrote:
whats the area code for the guy who breeds them...
The pet store gave us the wrong number and breeder...as far as I know. They gave us the number and E-mail to Exotic Jungle...and from what I can see on the website they do not sell scorpions. They must get their reptiles from there...so I'll go back to the store tomorrow to ask again.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 7:53 pm

Sorry about your Emp. Sad I hope you find out what was wrong with the little guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/12/2010, 8:33 pm

Orin67 wrote:
the lycan mikey wrote:
whats the area code for the guy who breeds them...
The pet store gave us the wrong number and breeder...as far as I know. They gave us the number and E-mail to Exotic Jungle...and from what I can see on the website they do not sell scorpions. They must get their reptiles from there...so I'll go back to the store tomorrow to ask again.

that sucks....im sorry dude...
nothin to do now but get another and start all over and hope your luck is better =)
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/13/2010, 6:29 pm

Yeah I got another one. He is much bigger and a lot more active. He even responds to target feeding. awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with emperor   4/13/2010, 8:12 pm

Orin67 wrote:
Yeah I got another one. He is much bigger and a lot more active. He even responds to target feeding. awesome

great, I'm happy for you!
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