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PostSubject: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   10/30/2011, 4:28 am

Hey guys...I've just recently gotten back into the hobby and as such have been buying a few scorps in trying to build up my collection before winter closes the door.
The last scorpion on my immediate wish list, a gravid Rhopalurus pintoi arrived yesterday after 5 days in transit. Despite adequate packaging she was dead when i open the package. The 24hr heatpack was 96hrs to short.

A few days before this i received a gravid Hottentotta saulcyi that had only endured 3 days in transit. She was alive but clearly very cold so i left her alone for a few hours in a warmed room without unpacking her totally. After a few hours i went back in to her and could see that she was picking up.
She now seems reasonably normal although her activity level is very low - no signs of any disturbance in the sand. I lifted the stone and had a look at her yesterday and her movements seemed very slow which has got me wondering.

Gravid Hottentotta saulcyi:


Could the embryo's inside her die because of the low temperatures without the mother being killed as well?

Or do you think my fears are ungrounded and her low activity is simply a result of her gravid condition?





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PostSubject: Re: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   10/31/2011, 10:58 am

There you go Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   10/31/2011, 11:05 am

Crikey, that was quick....thanks GS..
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PostSubject: Re: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   10/31/2011, 12:12 pm

Den wrote:
Crikey, that was quick....thanks GS..
No prob mate Smile

Den wrote:
Could the embryo's inside her die because of the low temperatures without the mother being killed as well?

Or do you think my fears are ungrounded and her low activity is simply a result of her gravid condition?

I believe a scorpion mum can choose to abort her babies if the conditions are not right for sustaining her pregnancy..

but i'm always in for the positive thinking! I would put my wager that her low activity is simply a result of her gravid condition. Furthermore, she has just completed a transit recently.. i'm sure with the right conditions put in place by you..
She's on her way to make you some awesome babies!

Feel free to post your questions. We are here to help Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   11/1/2011, 1:31 am

As others have posted, the embryos are usually aborted if they are not developing right. And she might even eat them Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mother/Embryo cold tolerance   11/3/2011, 2:57 pm

I'm going to go with the positive approach as well...especially now after i can see her activity level has picked up and she's eating well....guess i was just a bit over anxious Wink

Thanks for the input guys....
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