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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 4:41 pm

Yer, scorpions (well desert species anyway) are highly resistant to drought/dehydration because of their many adaptations i.e. impermeable cuticle, ability to close book lungs etc. They will survive quite happily until they reach that tipping point of 50-65c at which point they will suffer the symptoms i quoted above.
I wasn't saying that they are prone to dehydration just that they are so good at surviving extremes of heat until a certain point. Then they do the weird stinging itself thing and then die which amazes me lol. Apparently if you put a supposedly dead scorpion into water after it has been exposed to those temps it usually revives with no ill effects. Absolutely amazing lol. Scorpions are crazy animals.
Cheers for the link. Have saved it as it looks like an interesting read cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 4:45 pm

no problems! You are right about the 65 degree treshold as I think what you read, is actually that link lol (it is stated there too)
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 4:48 pm

I got that info out of Scorpions of the World by Roland Stockman and Eric Ythier. Without a doubt the best book on scorpions I have ever read.
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 4:58 pm

how much did you pay for it callum? i could be doing with a few more books.
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 5:00 pm

I got it for crimbo and I think it was around 80.
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/9/2011, 7:05 pm

I check today the tanks temp is about 28.2C-31 C

So I dont think it would be dehydrated, she wont about 6 days now and I believe that she's on a pre-molt now Smile

Well thanks for the info bro callum Smile

Thanks guys Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/10/2011, 2:11 pm

do you heat it tbh?
or is that just the temp in the phillipines?
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PostSubject: Re: Stinging itself?   6/10/2011, 6:53 pm

spinnin_tom wrote:
do you heat it tbh?
or is that just the temp in the phillipines?

Just the temp here Smile Id fry them if I add 29 or 30 C more Smile
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