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PostSubject: Gravid?   1/8/2011, 9:27 pm

Got a female in the pet store about a month ago. Thought she might be gravid at the time. She looks even fatter now. Any opinions?
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/8/2011, 9:29 pm

Of my own opinion, id have to say no, just fat...
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/8/2011, 9:36 pm

I'm going with gravid. She's fat! lol

Edit: How much are you feeding her?
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/8/2011, 9:56 pm

I'll go with gravid. What's that substrate you're keeping her on?
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/9/2011, 5:42 am

looks like a premade substrate made for scorpions and turantulas
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/10/2011, 6:50 pm

She eats about 5 med/large crickets a week.

The "substrate" is just aquarium gravel. I read recently that that was not good for the scorps but I've got several hides in there and some sheet moss for them to burrow in if they want (they never seem to use it). I've had the male for 6-7 months and I got the female over a month ago. They both seem to be doing really well. Do I need to change the substrate? I'm not a big fan of Coco Soft for aesthetic reasons, but I want to keep my little guys happy and healthy.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/11/2011, 1:57 am

Why i say gravid...if your feeding her that much then thats fat...
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/11/2011, 2:34 pm

I would say fat too

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/11/2011, 10:52 pm

Should I be feeding her less?
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 2:17 am

Probably 1-2 medium or large cricket/roach per week will be decent for adult emps
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 7:53 am

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Probably 1-2 medium or large cricket/roach per week will be decent for adult emps

+1

our emp only eats once a week if that

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 10:27 am

my emp goes through phases,,,, one month it will eat 2-3 crickets a week,, then next month it will eat bout 1 cricket every 2 weeks
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 10:46 am

Thanks everyone. I will reduce the number of crickets. Makes my life easier anyway. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 6:46 pm

Ill go with obese..hehe,that scorp looks big..
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/12/2011, 11:32 pm

She's huge!

In my defense, she was already about this big when I got her.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/13/2011, 1:52 am

well if she hasnt grown anymore since you got her, id go with just being a fatty patty.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/13/2011, 9:05 am

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id go with just being a fatty patty

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   1/18/2011, 12:58 pm

Don't worry too much about reducing feeding. Scorpions tend to quit eating when they're not hungry. This leads to panic among noobs, when the formerly gluttonous specimen will suddenly refuse prey for weeks to months at a time.

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   2/5/2011, 3:27 am

I won't worry too much about over-feeding. She's a big girl though. I just weighed her and she is 28.5g. Over twice as big as my male.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/4/2011, 6:33 pm

Turns out she was gravid!

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/4/2011, 6:49 pm

Ha ha nice! Congratulations pops!
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/4/2011, 11:50 pm

Fat

Change the substrate, gravel is no good and you could always just use regular potting soil.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/4/2011, 11:58 pm

Haha, I was right about gravid Smile

If you get the chance, change the substrate to cocofiber or peat moss so she can dig burrows. I would also remove the other scorpion because females can be a bit feisty with their kids! And yes, congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/5/2011, 6:07 am

congrats! Smile

BUT omg you still have those scorpions on gravel! they need at least 4-6" of cocoa fiber, those must be some stressed emps.

how do you keep the humidity up? you should sort that out asap as those scorplings will have a hell of a job molting in that environment.

Good luck Smile keep us posted Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Gravid?   5/5/2011, 6:11 am

I agree with the rest on the change of substrate.

If you are considering an overhaul, you might as well prepare another tank with the right substrate and humidity just for her and her babies.

At the meantime, you can redo the original tank at your pace.

Hmn.. I wonder how we overlooked the substrate issue in the beginning..

Oh right. The focus was stolen by the ballooned-up body of hers Very Happy

Enjoy this miracle of birth. They are gorgeous!



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