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PostSubject: Good mother   9/1/2011, 10:15 pm

So in my past experience A. bicolor mothers are not very nice, as in they repeatedly eat their offspring or kick them off their back early, etc.
Well not this one, apparently this one loves it's brood alot, dug them a burrow just for them and brought them food when I put a cricket in. Might have the workings of my first communal bicolor brood.
Here's what happened in order, was taking pics since I looked in and saw no babies and a burrow with the mother standing guard in front of the entrance and wouldn't budge. Was trying to take the babies out to rehouse individually as usual after they come off the back.
Last few pics she turned around wondering wtf I was doing i guess.










Never seen anything like this, was really nifty to see a mother andro providing for its young and defending them and housing them.
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/1/2011, 10:26 pm

Wow, that's very interesting behavior. She's probably the fiercest looking scorpion I've ever seen too lol
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/1/2011, 11:11 pm

That is awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/1/2011, 11:19 pm

awwwww now that is love.
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/2/2011, 10:42 am

wow thats awesome Smile hope it stays that way Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/2/2011, 7:02 pm

So yea, second day and it's even more defensive, she attacked the camera a few times after I managed to pick out 3 of the 2i's and rehouse them. She backed right into the burrow that the rest ran into and dug in for a fight.




I dunno if i'll ever get those little guys out Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/2/2011, 7:23 pm

Maybe if you take the mom out first, it wouldnt be a problem? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/2/2011, 7:29 pm

Yea, could but I would then have to rip apart the burrow anyway and don't want to have the chance of losing any under the possible collapse. So I'll take em out every now and then, plus it's nifty to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/2/2011, 10:08 pm

diggity diggity dang! she isnt messing around! affraid Very Happy
wont the mother eat the young if shes disturbed too much or is that just when they are on her back?
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/3/2011, 12:09 am

Well if she wanted to eat them I figure she wouldn't be defending them so much and killing their food for them so I'm not as worried with this one as with my other one that gave birth that ate a few.
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/3/2011, 12:59 am

thaaat is true.
becareful and keep us posted with some pics. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/3/2011, 12:26 pm

Chrome, eventually the mother will actually push them out. I had the same thing happening. She dug a hole which i could not reach into. One by one they were coming out, unitll i stirred it a bit, they panicked and the room was too small, the mother began to move and the babies ran from her, right into my cups :-)

Dont leave them in too long. I had 3 left in the burrow which didnt come out and they all got eaten after a day or 5
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PostSubject: Re: Good mother   9/4/2011, 1:18 am

Yea, taking them out tomorrow.
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