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Pink Floyd
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PostSubject: Molting?   8/14/2011, 4:53 am

Hi, I'm wondering if my scorpion may be molting. He/She has been hiding under his (just going to use "his" as a broad term to describe my scorpion) log for a little over a week now, not coming out for food. He is almost always out during the nighttime, which is why I ask;

Could he possibly be molting? Pictures of him;

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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/15/2011, 9:34 pm

i dont know how that species is supposed to look but im guessing due for a molt,gravid,or just fat.
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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/15/2011, 9:35 pm

Sounds like a normal Scorpion to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/15/2011, 10:10 pm

Just curious if you know the animals history? Was it around others? Have you had it solo for a year, raising it since 2i? What? That would lend a lot of help in knowing or estimating if this animal was gravid.

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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/19/2011, 7:39 pm

I doubt it, the scorpion is very small, no larger than my top pinky limb. I've had it for about 7 months and it has not grown at all, only these last 3 weeks has it been fat. As far as behavior, it's outside of its bark every single night. Mostly just hangs out for the majority of the night.


I ask this question because he has not came out one single time these last few weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/19/2011, 7:49 pm

Where was it collected. It looks like some sort of Veajovid species to me. Most of them are pretty small. I have two gravid P. boreus that easily fit in a bottle cap.
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PostSubject: Re: Molting?   8/19/2011, 8:21 pm

I would say yes, it will molt soon.
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