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PostSubject: Signs of pre-molt   11/14/2010, 9:48 am

Hi guys,im kind of a noob in this kind of hobby..but im effin hooked..i just want to know what are the other pre molt signs to look for besides not eating and my emp being fat btw my emps a 3i i think,thanks a lot..more power to you guys
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/14/2010, 10:18 am

I would say that's pretty much it... Bloated and not eating!
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/14/2010, 10:13 pm

It'll slow right down as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/15/2010, 12:18 am

it'd probably spend more time in his/her hide during this time... a protection against the vulnerability faced during molting..
you could probably bump up the humidity abit more if you suspect its a molt.
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/15/2010, 12:55 am

ohh..thanks, i do live in the tropics do i need to still buy a heater for my emp??
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/15/2010, 9:27 am

Not if the temperature is right Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/15/2010, 7:42 pm

Probly not, I know a guy with 1000+ scorps in the phillipines that keeps some outside even.
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/15/2010, 8:11 pm

Yeah, I'd be more concerned about the humidity if you have any arid species than anything else, you could probably just leave them at your ambient temps and humidity, unless you have air conditioning on all the time Smile Good luck, I'm also +1 on the premolt tips and am not sure of anything other than getting fat, and seeing the plates separate on it's body and also the eating.
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/22/2010, 9:04 am

How long does a pre molt takes?my scorp refuses food for a bout a week and a half..
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/22/2010, 9:14 am

Can go weeks, but don't worry! Your scorpion can easily go months without eating and it wont harm it!
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/22/2010, 9:33 am

Yay,okay thanks..
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/26/2010, 8:07 pm

My emps out of its hide in daytime and it looks disturbingly fat..as in obese fat way fatter than last time..and she havent been feeding for about two weeks now,her body looks pale also and a black line is showing on its is seen more prominently..is this normal?
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/26/2010, 8:14 pm

Well, it sounds like pre-molt to me (or pregnant if it's an adult)! If it's sick there ain't really anything you can do, so relax and wait and see Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/26/2010, 8:32 pm

Its 3i(the seller said so) about 2 inch..and the pictures here tells its a 3i..she moves freakishly slow..and the mouth part seems bulging..
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/27/2010, 2:42 am

Yay she molted already..what do i do next?should i remove her old skin?
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/27/2010, 6:46 am

Hehe, told you not to worry Very Happy Yea, you can remove it, but wait a few days to feed her!
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/27/2010, 7:16 am

My friend told me to wait for about two weeks..is this true?
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/27/2010, 7:22 am

Two weeks might be a bit exaggerated, but I would say 4-7 days...
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/27/2010, 9:07 am

Ok,thanks a lot..hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   11/28/2010, 4:21 am

Best way to know if it's safe to feed is if your scorp fully fluoresces under a blacklight again.

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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   12/15/2010, 7:33 pm

weird... ive had my afs for a few weeks and it had the signs of pre-molt(fat and lazy) though it was active for a bit.... maybe ill get lucky soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   12/15/2010, 10:08 pm

A better sign of premolt than just "fat and lazy" (which many adult scorpions will go through periods of, despite not being able to molt again) is when you can see through the intersegmental membrane to new tergites developing underneath.

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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   1/30/2011, 11:15 am

She molted again hehe..but she molted inside her hole..she made the tunnel at the base of its enclosure..is it ok to leave her cast on the tunnel?will it cause mites?
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   1/30/2011, 6:02 pm

Well has she removed it from the tunnel? Is it on top of the substrate or inside the tunnel?

If it is the later I wouldn't race to dig it out of the burrow, more than likely she will remove it herself as they will usually keep their burrows clean.

If it is on top of the substrate you won't have immediate issues but I'd remove it as anything decomposing could attract unwanted tank mates; scuttle bugs, mites or others. I'd stress less if you have some potato bugs or pill bugs of some sort, aka; isopods. But I'd still recommend removing it to be safe.

Congrats on the successful molt Very Happy I just had my first failed molt Sad Found a baby H. Spinigerus half molted and dead Sad first loss to a molt.

Must post pix now as all scorpions seem to look amazing right after a molt Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Signs of pre-molt   2/3/2011, 1:20 pm

Mites will check out an exo usually, but I've only ever seen the beneficials.

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