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PostSubject: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/10/2008, 8:25 pm

I just got what I thought was a male emp. He is the a little bit bigger than my female but his pedipalps are almost double the size. I also noted that he has fairly large pectines compared to the other female at Petco and the one I have with rather large teeth. The question is how do I get him out of his hide to take pictures of him so you guys can verify his sex. I have tried simulating a cricket but that only gets him half way out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ohh and how long have you guys had to wait to witness mating in this species after introduction?
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/10/2008, 9:00 pm

Hmm . . . if you can poke a chopstick down there, he might come charging out with palps bared. (Or he might dig further in.) The only other thing I can think of, and what I usually do, is to just remove the hide.

I've noticed (a bit from experience, a bit from reading others' experiences) that emps seem to mate readily if they've been separate for a while. So, a newly introduced one should want to breed (unless he has to be on his own for a while, not just separated from your female(s)).

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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 11:41 am

I dont know if my male mated with my female and if they did they were in the same tank at the shop and just moved in together and if it happened, it happened.

Getting my scorpies out from their hides *adults as babies are under ground*
We would just remove the hide and as a bad a method it is, we found tailing with tongs quicker and easier then trying to lure into a cup/container as the other would be giving the attack a go!

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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 11:49 am

the problem is their hides are sort of burrows and they go almost 8 inches under the substrate. I would demolish all of their work if I did that.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 12:02 pm

ooh I didnt know yours had burrows!
Mine dont you see *apart from the babies, my female must be lazy*

I would say food attached to a chop stick and dangled about...draw him out that way and then tail him

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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 12:50 pm

i just twitch the ground outside the hide and she comes out to investigate Smile i cant do it when she has little ones on her back cause she goes mental and runs out to destroy whats there. its quite funny Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 1:08 pm

^^Leave her alone, any stress can cause her to eat her brood
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 1:14 pm

i dont do it when she has little ones on her back. i couldnt bear to see them getting eaten Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 1:17 pm

I was so worried about stress for my grrl and worried about her eating them I made the noisey neighbours turn down his thumping music! and he has kept it down ever since hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 1:25 pm

haha! i would do the same thing Razz people do anything for their pets Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Getting an Emp out of his hide   4/11/2008, 1:38 pm

hmm i seemed to have just jinxed myself! I can now hear his music *rolls eyes*
Anyhoo! lets keep to the topic hehe
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