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PostSubject: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 4:33 am

Hey imgetting my emperors this weekend hopefully and I was wondering if two males would fight with eatchother? Myparents are letting me have two of the same sex so we dont end up with loads haha. so id prefer males just because of the size there more impressive to look at but obviously if there going to fight id be better off getting one.Or the two females?
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 7:48 am

1) Do not have 2 males as they will almost certainly fight.
2) You can then either have; a male and female, or two females. Assuming you get two emps.

3) Females grow bigger than males.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 8:05 am

I thought females were bigger but my dad kept telling me different. Thanks for the help Smile Hopefully ill have 2 females this weekend then.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 10:46 am

Yup, females are definitely bigger than males. Males mature at 6th instar while females grow to 7th instar.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 1:59 pm

Ok thanks and how much should I pay for one? So i dont get ripped off
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:10 pm

binksyboy3 wrote:
1) Do not have 2 males as they will almost certainly fight.
2) You can then either have; a male and female, or two females. Assuming you get two emps.

3) Females grow bigger than males.

This is not entirely true.....I have and HAVE had 2 males in the same tank together for just about 6 months now....They do not fight...They sit together under there hide and hang out...There are times where one will leave and go to another hide for a few days, but he will come back into the other hide and be perfectly fine...I will wake up the next morning to see them back together perfectly fine...They dont fight over food or anything. So i would say, 2 males are ok as long as the 2 males are:

From the same place you purchase them from
Or if they were in a communal tank when you purchased them.

I would suggest that you DO NOT take 2 males from tanks that have been alone for a while and throw them together...That will definitely cause some fighting, but if they were communal in the first place, they should be perfectly fine...
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:12 pm

josh94 wrote:
Ok thanks and how much should I pay for one? So i dont get ripped off
depends on where you live at....Do you live in the US or somewhere else?
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:29 pm

I live in the U.K
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:42 pm

O idk....I dont know prices there.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:43 pm

They are between 15-20, I live in essex but I don't think that makes any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:46 pm

yeah i live in essex too il be buying mine for 25 :\ but its either that or no scorpion so im not complaining haha
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 2:48 pm

josh94 wrote:
yeah i live in essex too il be buying mine for 25 :\ but its either that or no scorpion so im not complaining haha

Iv'e been in about 10 pets shops that sell scorps and snakes and all that and they have all sold them for like I said 15-20 but oh well who cares it's a fiver, they sold caimens in there too (the crocodile like things).
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 3:04 pm

ooh cool what shop's that?
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 3:09 pm

the shop that has the caimen in it and all the snakes and stuff is Animal world in blackshots/grays
they have just about anything for scorps spiders and stuff.
type in on google animal world online. and the website is Animalworldonline.co.uk.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 3:13 pm

thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/1/2010, 5:35 pm

I would pay no more than 20 for a scorp especially an emp. You are looking at anywhere between 10 - 20. On average they are sold at around 12 - 13.

As for the two male thing that anemiaffx said, his work fine together but it is uncommon. So if you do decide to try it, make sure you follow his advice about same communal set-up etc.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 12:08 am

Id also like to add, that if your going to have 2 communal males living together, that if you later decide to add another scorpion to the group that you DO NOT add a female....I am yet to discover what would happen if you did that but i wouldn't suggest you risk it. If your going to do 2 males, then i suggest you just get more males that are communal as well.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 3:07 am

Ive decided im jut going to get the one but thanks for all the help anyway Smile cool sig btw anemiaffx
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 1:40 pm

Thanks =). You say you only want one now....but i only wanted one and now i have 3 so....Its an addicting thing...
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 2:45 pm

I dont WANT one I want 100 Razz I bught one today with a 12inch exoterra tank all the decor temp and humidity gauge things a heat pad for 90 but ill be putting it in a 24inch one soon
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 2:57 pm

nice lol. post pics if you want were all interested in seeing everyone else set up here on this forum.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 3:06 pm

is there a thread just for set ups? like a gallery? if not i think it should be made Razz would make it a whole lot easier for everybody to find inspiration too
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 3:37 pm

naa there isnt one, but there is a section for photos.
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 4:24 pm

josh94 wrote:
is there a thread just for set ups? like a gallery? if not i think it should be made Razz would make it a whole lot easier for everybody to find inspiration too

Yes, there is. Razz

Here: http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpion-pictures-videos-f13/show-off-your-enclosures-t11-105.htm
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PostSubject: Re: keeping 2 males?   6/2/2010, 4:49 pm

thanks Very Happy just checked it out and they pretty good looking.
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