The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum!


 
HomePortalCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in
ChatBox

Share | 
 

 To molt or not to molt? That is the question...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/16/2010, 4:33 pm

Hey guys!

I have been the happy owner of a 4th/5th instar Leiurus Quinquestriatus since the 17th of november! Back then it was clearly in premolt, but now a month later it still hasn't molted!

Here is some pics I just took:





It hasn't been interested in food, which I also saw as a sign, but then today it has eaten a cricket (the one in the picture) Rolling Eyes

So guys: HOW LONG? Anyone take a guess from the pictures...

Thanks!
Back to top Go down
Mr. Mordax
Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 7743
Age : 31
Location : PNW
Registration date : 2008-02-06

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 12:36 am

I don't see any signs of tergites through the intersegmental membranes, so I'm guessing it will be quite a while before you see a molt.

Are you absolutely sure it's not an adult? The first picture almost looks like I can see embryos . . .

_________________
If your emperor scorpion stops eating, don't panic.
Be nice -- you were a noob once, too
"Never ask an engineer to explain something, because he will."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
the lycan mikey
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 865
Age : 30
Location : Panama City Beach, fl
Registration date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 12:44 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
I don't see any signs of tergites through the intersegmental membranes, so I'm guessing it will be quite a while before you see a molt.

Are you absolutely sure it's not an adult? The first picture almost looks like I can see embryos . . .

do you know the sex of it? ( i dont think i even remember how youre supposed to tell the difference in male and female)
because like mike said, it almost kind of looks like embryos on the 1st pic...
not to mention i need to do alot of research and learn some things on this sp cause i want a desert (i can never remember if its mesic or xeric) sp, but i dont want hadrurus arizonesis (i dont know if i even spelled that right)
the thiught of owning one of the few most dangerous scorpions in the world is kind of fascinating me =)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?ref=profile&
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 2:39 am

WHAT? IT'S GRAVID? Shocked

Well, it was sold to me as 0.0.1 5th instar, but I figured due to the size it's maybe more of a 4th instar! it's only about 2inches and is supposedly able to get as big as 4inches?

Well too me it isn't really about owning a dangerous scorpion, but I think this one is one of the most beautiful scorpions there is and it just happens to be, not dangerous but sure, it's venomus!

I haven't sexed it yet though, figured it was too early!

Here is a picture with flash on it, maybe it can shed some light on it (get that? "shed some light" Laughing )...



Last edited by René on 12/17/2010, 6:04 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Canth
Babycurus
avatar

Number of posts : 299
Age : 25
Location : Houston, TX. The Armpit of Texas
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 3:13 am

Definitely premolt! I give it 3 weeks.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
H. laoticus
Parabuthus
avatar

Number of posts : 1401
Age : 28
Location : Southern California
Registration date : 2009-03-26

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 3:33 am

I'm gonna say premolt too.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 6:05 am

Yea, I really don't believe it's gravid! It's too small still... Could be fun though! Very Happy Isn't Leiurus Quinquestriatus the scorpion that gets the most babies?
Back to top Go down
Kristopher
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 186
Age : 41
Location : Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Registration date : 2010-10-29

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 8:05 am

I don't know if they get the most, but they sure do have alot of them. They can easily have 40 or 50 at a time and I've heard of them having as many as 80. affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 8:53 am

I've heard 100+ but that's maybe wrong? Chin Scratch
Back to top Go down
Kristopher
Centruroides
avatar

Number of posts : 186
Age : 41
Location : Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Registration date : 2010-10-29

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 9:19 am

René wrote:
I've heard 100+ but that's maybe wrong? Chin Scratch

I've read that as well, but I've never actually seen it or personally known anyone who has. I'm sure it's possible though.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
the lycan mikey
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 865
Age : 30
Location : Panama City Beach, fl
Registration date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 10:35 am

lol heyy i said almost...
do LQs get the black line up the back too when they become gravid?
because i was looking for that, but i didnt know if it was in all scorpions?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?ref=profile&
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 11:25 am

I'm not sure if they do! But it isn't pregnant.... As I said it's way too small! Wink
Back to top Go down
the lycan mikey
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 865
Age : 30
Location : Panama City Beach, fl
Registration date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 11:42 am

lol well i learn something everytime i visit this forum...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?ref=profile&
anemiaffx
Tityus
avatar

Number of posts : 635
Age : 24
Location : Sacramento CA
Registration date : 2010-01-26

PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   12/17/2010, 4:03 pm

They dont have the most. Im pretty sure the Bark Scorpions give most babies. So ive heard at least. Up to 140
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: To molt or not to molt? That is the question...   

Back to top Go down
 
To molt or not to molt? That is the question...
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» HELP (bad molt)
» First Possible Molt or Issue...
» Avicularia versicolor molt
» Good Molt / Bad Molt
» WOW MY 1ST MOLT or 3RD??

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Web's Only Official All-Scorpion Forum! :: The Scorpion's Lair :: Scorpion Pictures / Videos-
Jump to: