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PostSubject: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/19/2013, 7:00 pm


so i just caught a 20-second video of my p.trans scratching it's telson on the sides and cover of it's tub with matching chelae waving movements

is this an abnormal or normal behavior? this is the first time i've seen her do this. kinda bothering but funny to watch as well lol

i'll put the video up later since it's on my fone Very Happy

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so i got the video up now:

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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 12:51 am


okay guys i got it up hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 1:15 am

That was interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 3:34 am

Vertibrates use scratching to remove parasites, I wonder if this is not the same?

Have you checked the scorp over for possible foreign bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 3:50 am

Patcho wrote:
That was interesting.

i know right haha!

Andrew Leigh wrote:
Vertibrates use scratching to remove parasites, I wonder if this is not the same?

Have you checked the scorp over for possible foreign bodies.

yup, looks okay. i noticed that it only does it to its stinger. i'll go chek it out again later
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 6:33 am

Maybe it's "itching" to sting something Twisted Evil .
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 7:56 am

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Maybe it's "itching" to sting something Twisted Evil .

haha! she's so fat now, even thicker than my thumb in girth. she's actually stinging and eating again as i type lol

i checked her whole body as soon as i got home and there's no sign of a parasite.
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 8:14 am

Quite strange, I cant say I have seen this before.
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/24/2013, 12:47 pm


haha! rather odd right?! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: P. trans scratching it's "butt"   3/28/2013, 11:49 pm



telson scratching is not observed anymore but the explanation bout the scratching is not yet clear hehe
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