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PostSubject: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 12:04 am


Hi all, I just got my first H. trilineatus in today and I thought it would be cool to share some pics. However, I am slightly disappointed and a bit worried. Upon arrival I noticed its front left leg is missing the very tip and seems to have an almost black color at the end of it. Will this be a significant problem when molting time comes around, will it correct itself when molted or remain the same? Also, I am aware this species belongs to semi-arid/dry subtropical Africa, will it be necessary to include a shallow bottle cap for it to drink water? I hope my pics can somewhat illustrate the situation, thanks.






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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 12:29 am

cant really help much but sound's like the black bit could be mycosis i think it's called.
very cool little scorpion though
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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 12:41 am

Shouldn't be a big problem...will most likely fix itself on next molt as long as it's not an adult. I would keep the substrate dry...a small bottle cap of water is fine...could even mist one corner of the enclosure wall once a week as they can drink the droplets on the glass. Good ventilation is important to prevent humidity build up. Very cool scorpion. I haven't kept these specifically, so not sure how likely they are to get mycosis.
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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 3:56 am

Yip, it will probably fix itself over the next few molts, it still looks like an early instar so the mycosis, if it is present, will fix itself as well.
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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 4:44 am

hey Elmer can't see what you're talking about but I agree with what everyone has been saying.
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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 12:53 pm

Nice, what a load off my mind. Thanks everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 6:50 pm

Hi Elmer,

Sounds indeed like a mycosis wound.
Keep it nice and dry:)

I don't want to be the party pooper here but I want to keep it real...
Scorpions do not have the same regenerative function as tarantula's.
And I quote:

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In scorpions, compete regeneration of appendages is either rare or non-existent. They have been known to regenerate parts of legs, but in a non-methodical way. For example, if an immature scorpion lost all of a leg past the femur, it won't regenerate the complete leg, but it may regenerate a leg segment, such as the tarsus at the site where the leg was lost.

Source:
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Conclusion, perhaps a big part or even the most can come back! Not that bad either way!!

Take care!


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PostSubject: Re: H. trilineatus, but with a few questions   4/18/2013, 10:27 pm

Thanks for the heads up Joey. I have herd that tarantulas are better at this when it comes to regenerating lost appendages, and unfortunately I had my suspicions scorpions don't have the same ability. However, from what you all have told me it shouldn't necessarily hinder the quality of life of my little friend so long as I maintain its enclosure to favorable conditions. Keeping fingers crossed either way.
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