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toxxflores
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PostSubject: Moldy substrate and what instar...   2/22/2012, 10:42 pm

scorp on Twitpic

Please determine what instar this one is...it's about an inch long excluding the tail...it's a H. lonigmanus btw...

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just this morning i've been checking out its enclosure and i smelled mold but i didn't see any on the substrate...so i decided to excavate the whole substrate and i found mold in the substrate itself...what sould i do? should i change my substrate?
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PostSubject: Re: Moldy substrate and what instar...   2/22/2012, 10:49 pm

Depends on the severity, you may wish to change the substrate.

However, to prevent further occurrence, it might be good to enable more ventilation to your enclosure.
That might be the root problem..

As for instar, body size of 1" excluding tail length could be 3 or 4.instar
To be accurate, could you throw in a object e.g. ruler, bottle cap beside it for comparison?
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PostSubject: Re: Moldy substrate and what instar...   2/22/2012, 11:28 pm

Thanks GS...will be putting more holes today...

GS wrote:
You've got some hyper sense of smell there spider
i get that sometimes...maybe i got it from my dogs... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Moldy substrate and what instar...   2/23/2012, 8:06 am

GS wrote:
To be accurate, could you throw in a object e.g. ruler, bottle cap beside it for comparison?
actually there's a tape measure under the scorp...haha...sorry for the bad pic...
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PostSubject: Re: Moldy substrate and what instar...   2/24/2012, 12:06 am

haha no prob.
Saw the measuring tape after enlarging the photo.

I would say it's a 3.instar Smile
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