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PostSubject: Scorpling separation   5/19/2011, 11:39 am

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My wee beasties will be ready to go off on their own as soon as they harden up after their first or second molt? Also, I am planning to separate them all into their own little tank, any tips on how to move them without killing them? Thanks all!
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/19/2011, 12:19 pm

After their first molt (which means they'll be at second instar).

Easiest way to separate is to first remove mom, so you don't have to deal with a venomous pinchy bodyguard. Razz Then scoop them up individually with a spoon.

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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/19/2011, 8:40 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
After their first molt (which means they'll be at second instar).

Easiest way to separate is to first remove mom, so you don't have to deal with a venomous pinchy bodyguard. Razz Then scoop them up individually with a spoon.

+1

Also, make sure the 2nd enclosure is ready of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/20/2011, 12:46 pm

Ok cool, thanks guys. Also, how old are the scorplings usually when they go through their first molt? I don't want to be caught in the middle of moving out of college while they are trying to molt. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/20/2011, 12:51 pm

Ranges from 1 week to 2 weeks. You'll know because they'll move off her back on their own.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/20/2011, 4:56 pm

Alrighty. Sounds simple enough. After they have molted, how long do I need to wait to remove mom? And after that how long until the babies harden enough to be moved? For when I set up tanks for the babies, can I mis potting soil in with the wood chips I have now or is that not reccommendable due to possibility if fertalizers etc.? I'm trying to find some low budget ways to make my emp tank a little bit better for her and the babies when they move out. Thanks All!
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpling separation   5/23/2011, 11:45 am

I'd say remove mom when they're hard enough to move; just do it all at once.

As for substrate, I'd suggest going with coco fiber or peat moss. Even "organic" soils can have fertilizers or pesticides in them.

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