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 Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?

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PostSubject: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/9/2008, 11:00 am

I'm pretty sure one of my Lychas Mucronatus ate a mealie on Tuesday and it molted earlier today. =/ (I didnt see it eat but the mealie disappeared. not burrowed in the substrate, jz a small delicup, i stirred the substrate to check)

Weird, I thought soon-to-be molting scorpions would fast? They rejected crickets last week so I figured they might be approaching a molt but on Tuesday one of them ate a mealie and thus I dropped the 'molt approaching idea' BUT LO AND BEHOLD, it molted today.

Scorpions truly leave me bamboozled.


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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/9/2008, 11:29 am

mine were fed the other day and the next day discovered a moulting in process...but then again I cant say if that little one had a meal or not...

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/9/2008, 8:08 pm

I think you are thinking of partuation. I had my C. sculpt eat just three day ago and molted to maturity today. I have a S. vachoni that looks like it's been in DESPERATE need for a molt since January and hasn't ate untill yesturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/10/2008, 10:38 am

Mind me asking but what's partuation? can't seem to find it in the dictionaries.

so u mean that its perfectly normal for scorpions who are approaching a molt to NOT fast?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/10/2008, 12:54 pm

Partuition is the technical term for popping (i.e., giving birth).

So I guess some scorpions do eat shortly before molts -- all scorpions I've had in premolt have refused prey.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/10/2008, 10:43 pm

Thanks Mike.

Eddy, my Lychas. aren't fully mature yet so no, Im not thinking of partuition. what makes you think I'm thinking that way?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/10/2008, 11:20 pm

Eddy probably thought that because it's also a widespread thing of scorps fasting before giving birth.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone had a soon-to-be molting scorpion feed?   5/11/2008, 12:03 am

Maybe eating right before the molt helps? They get a little bigger to put a bit more pressure on their exoskeleton... then digest for a few days and get a big smaller before squeezing out? Just an idea.
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