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PostSubject: hello all (i need help!)   7/22/2011, 7:18 pm

this is my first post so go easy! i bought my h.spinifer (scrambles lol) about 3 months and as it turns out, its a she! and she was gravid! so i will post pics as soon as i learn how to post them to the forums but i need some help with the babies. they are still on her back in the original cage but when they are all off i was planning on putting her in a slightly smaller temporary case while i move the babies to individual cups inside a lager aquarium to help regulate temp/humid.
anything i should do different or any thing else i should know to help give these little buggers the best chance?
Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/22/2011, 8:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/22/2011, 10:02 pm

congrats on your gravid scorp purchase!!!
i dont know anything about that species and im sure youll have plenty of help soon.
ill learn how to care for em as you do.
that looks like alot of behbehs though!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 5:23 am

leave them as they are for now, as soon as the scorplings (baby scorpions) come off the mum's back, move them to their own, smaller enclosures. feed them once they come off mum's back with either really small crickets or those little bean weavil things.

P.S what country are in? if you're in the uk, i'd love to buy a couple Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 7:34 am

that is a lot of babies for this species! awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 5:29 pm

I want some Sashimi all the sudden.
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 6:36 pm

lol mitchel, looks like a rice roll indeed
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 7:57 pm

currently im just trying to keep the humidity around 80-85 with out disturbing her, and feeding one cricket at a time to keep her from getting agitated. if i had known she was gravid i would have had a better setup for her but oh well... day 3 and she still seems to have not eaten any that ive been able to notice! ive also decided to move this disscussion to the breeding reports http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/t7094-unexpected-brood so i'll keep this one for general discussion about her. her full name is Scrambles the death dealer and she has always been really aggressive. ive been able to pick her up buy the tail but she always rears back and lands a couple pinches so i just let her chill.
Thanks for all the interest!
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 8:07 pm

i wouldnt even feed her tbh and as she is a big and heavy scorpion I doubt its useful to take her by her tail..
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 8:36 pm

yeah shes a hefty one. i handle her as little as possible anyways, besides if i wanted somethin to pet, i would have bought a dog. how would you suggest i lift her? and how soon do i start feeding her again? dont want her to get to hungry and start snackin on babies.. btw pluto, you seem like a wealth of knowledge, thanks for not roastin me!
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 8:52 pm

Wait until the babies come off them back, and try not to mess with her too much until then. She'll be fine to go a week or so without eating.

Tailing scorpions is generally what everyone thinks you should do to pick them up. The problem is that there is a right way and a wrong way to do it, and tail injuries are quite common. The best thing to do if you need to move her is to coax her into a cup or something. If you absolutely have to hold her in your hand then lay it flat on the sub and coax her onto it. If she tried to attack anything it'll be the thing you use to coax her.
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PostSubject: Re: hello all (i need help!)   7/23/2011, 11:29 pm

+1 with Pluto....just leave her be and when the babies leave her and you put them in their own spots then you can see if she will eat ....right now if you put crickets in with her it might stress her out .....and if she gets too stressed out there is a chance she will eat the babies so ........easy does it ....she will be ok with out eating for a week or two......and congrats
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