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PostSubject: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/24/2011, 9:24 pm

Hello, I'm new to these forums so i apologize in advance if I word something wrong or post in the wrong place. Hopefully I haven't though. Ordered two of these guys because they look REALLY neat and honestly Im scorpion crazy. We currently own nine (8 different types), wanting to add more. Well when these guys came one looked REALLY larger than the other. Also seems more aggressive. I shined a light to see if I could see embryos, but the sides are just brown and the scorp is so small I really can't see much of anything. Can anyone tell if they think it might infact be expecting? If so care tips for the babies and how many can I expect? Thanks!

PS - Sorry for the pics. My camera has seen better days.





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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 12:14 am

hi girl, it was together with a male in the tank for a while?
Do you feed often and does it get smaller when feeding less?
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 2:30 am

Looks very gravid to me Smile maybe you should separate just to be on the safe side, gravid females can get very nasty to there tank mates we lost 2 E.Flavicaudis that way Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 2:32 am

And welcome to the forum btw Smile have I seen you on insectgeeks?

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 2:37 am

I'm lousy at identifying prego scorps.
Is it an adult pair that you ordered? If yes, it might be possibly gravid if they has been housed together for some time.
Definitely hoping the best for you Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 6:55 am

I have already separated them just to be on the safe side. Tried feeding yesterday, but neither ate. I only just got them yesterday ofcourse so I have no idea if they wanted to eat yet or not. Will try again in a few days. Unsure if they are male or female because hard for me to honestly tell. Pretty small guys. They were listed where I ordered them from as sub/adults. So right now I'm just keeping a close watch on chubby there just to see what's going on.

Thanks for the welcome. I'm not on insectgeeks, but I am on arachnoboards and another tarantula forum. I decided it was time to find a forum for just scorps being I love them just as much as I do my T's. Im the one who got my boyfriend into scorpions. Tarantulas too, but yesterday was the first time he got a scorpion for himself. Usually it's me snatching them up. =)
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 8:26 am

Nice.. haha
Keep us updated RoachGirl Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 12:08 pm

Yes, gravid. Bump humidity and give the female a hide. Oregon-caught specimens tend to give birth in late August to September in my experience. My broods were around 30 specimens and U. mordax are known to be great moms.

The young should take about 10 days to come off of mom's back. When that happens scoop mom out with a spoon and take a blacklight to the substrate to find all the young. I highly suggest separating them, as I've observed cannibalism when they're kept together. Keep the young humid but provide adequate ventilation. They should start molting to 3I from October to January if you keep them warm enough.

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   5/25/2011, 1:34 pm

Thanks so much for confirming it and for the advice! Got her a hide now. Very excited! I will be watching closely and will be sure to update on the babies. =)
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 1:48 pm

Just thought I'd update you guys. My mommy Mordax had her babies sometime yesterday I think. I came home and checked on her to find little white scorps all over her back. I quickly reclosed the lid to her container and have left her alone since being I dont want to disturb her very much, but I did manage to snap a couple of quick pics (sorry they arent very good). I really hope they make it. My first batch of baby scorpions. I am super excited. =)







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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 1:55 pm

Congrats Smile

Baby scorps are so darn cute!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 2:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 4:38 pm

Congrats mom! You are well on your way to having a mordax village now.

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 4:42 pm

Streettrash wrote:
Oh, and Lost Boys is awesome.

Agreed. My daughter watches it like twice a day LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/11/2011, 4:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/12/2011, 4:22 am

wow congrats Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Uroctonus mordax possibly gravid?   7/12/2011, 10:20 am

Thanks guys! I checked on her again yesterday and she doesn't seem to have cannibalized any babies. So I think we're doing good so far. =)

Also, now that it just hit me, when I separate babies from mommy how/what do I go about feeding them?


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