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PostSubject: S.ling Mortality rates?   4/30/2010, 12:16 pm

Okay I have a brood of (14) 2I emperors I want to ensure that all or most survive to adulthood.
So what I am trying to ask is in captivity should most of them make it?

I have all of them together: Should I separate till they're 3I?

I feel like a new parent.
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PostSubject: Re: S.ling Mortality rates?   5/9/2010, 2:04 pm

Emps have pretty good survival rates in my experience.

As for separating vs. communal -- separating probably has a higher likelihood of success, but communal is a lot easier. It's your call. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: S.ling Mortality rates?   5/31/2010, 12:13 am

How long do p. impreator's live in captivity? I had mine for almost a year, and I found him dead today.... He was fine last night. I am shocked, and saddened by his sudden passing. He was full grown when I got him, but did not think to ask his exact or estimated age.

If anyone has experienced a short life span with their scorpion, please let me know.

Peace out.
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PostSubject: Re: S.ling Mortality rates?   5/31/2010, 3:44 am

I had an asian forest scorpion die about a year in captivity with me. It was an adult and appeared healthy as well. Sometimes it could simply be old age. Wikipedia says they live an average 5-8 years in captivity and probably less in the wild. I'm sure this includes raising them from birth.
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PostSubject: Re: S.ling Mortality rates?   5/31/2010, 5:52 am

ive had my sub_adult P. imperator since january of '09, she just molted yesterday for the first time in my care, still waiting to see iof she is adult yet
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PostSubject: Re: S.ling Mortality rates?   5/31/2010, 7:20 am

SoCalAngle wrote:
How long do p. impreator's live in captivity? I had mine for almost a year, and I found him dead today.... He was fine last night. I am shocked, and saddened by his sudden passing. He was full grown when I got him, but did not think to ask his exact or estimated age.

If anyone has experienced a short life span with their scorpion, please let me know.

Peace out.

It depends on conditions and the individual specimen. The problem with buying an adult scorpion is that you cannot tell it's age unless you raised it yourself from birth - you can only tell what instar it is.
When buying adults, you don't know whether they have just matured or whether they have been adult for several years and therefore will just die on you once you get it. Luck of the draw basically.

Also, the other problem with buying scorps from people that you don't know whether they are reliable or not, is that if their scorps are wild caught, they could well have parasitic issues.
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