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PostSubject: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 12:24 pm

im thinking of getting a emp in my collection and putting it in the same tank as my afss. i have 55 gallon and i would re arrange the tank before i put the emp in there. i just want to here your opinions on weather or not i should do it.
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 1:17 pm

I think it will end in death to one of them! I wouldn't advice it! On the other hand I don't know if it could result in hybrids, which wouldn't be advisable?
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 1:43 pm

Some people have tried it successfully, others have tried it and cannibalism occurred. The general consensus is "don't risk it."

Hybrids are incredibly unlikely due to mismatches in the lock / key relationship of spermatophores and female genitalia.

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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 2:32 pm

Wasn't sure weather or not a hybrid was possible in this case, but I know that other scorpions has been able to breed out of specie!
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 6:11 pm

its just a idea... thought would be neat... still not sure if i want to do it
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 8:30 pm

It's really not as great as it sounds because they're very similar. I tried it and stopped after a few months because one large male emperor was harassing the other asian forest scorpions. Best to just try an emp communal setup instead.
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/5/2010, 10:32 pm

Or an AFS communal as you already have an AFS correct? Very Happy The two species despite similarities are not naturally found together so I wouldn't do it. If the chances are high for cannibalism it would just be cruel to stick them together with that high of a risk rating. Nothing wrong with pondering though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/7/2010, 11:32 pm

ya i seehow it could turn ugly but, im not sure where i would find any more afs because the pet store finally got it right and have legit emps....
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/7/2010, 11:35 pm

i think i might just set up another tank just for the emp and try and if they fight ill move the emp...
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/8/2010, 12:05 am

Well you can return the afs, then go back and buy an emp. Or tell them you want an exchange? I would do the return/switching process if you want a communal of emps only.
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/8/2010, 12:07 am

ya i all ready went through that mess... plus its to late to do a return.... i think ill go with my second idea....
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PostSubject: Re: afs and emps in the same tank   12/9/2010, 11:41 am

its all debatable on if you wanna risk it...
50/50 chance either way...

but yeah, id do separate tanks...thats just my opinion though
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